Freedom for the Wolf

Human Rights Competition
Rupert Russell
Germany, USA
2017
89min
English

Democracy is in crisis. A new generation of elected leaders are dismantling freedom and democracy as we know it. Filmed over three years in five countries, Freedom for the Wolf is an investigation into the changing global political climate. From the young students of Hong Kong, to a rapper in post-Arab Spring Tunisia, and the viral comedians of Bollywood, we discover how people from all over the globe are facing the same challenges; they are fighting against elected leaders who trample on human rights, minorities, and their political opponents. Philosopher Isaiah Berlin warned against this political hijacking long ago, “freedom for the wolves has often meant death for the sheep”. Now the wolves are on the rise. Can they be contained?

Projections: 
11.08. Thursday 16:00
Kino
English & Hungarian Subtitles
11.09. Friday 19:00
Kino
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Producer: 
Camilla Hall
Patrick Hamm
Editor: 
Bobby Good
Rupert Russell
Anthony Stadler
Scriptwriter: 
Rupert Russell
Camera: 
Nelson Hernandez-Torrealba
Rupert Russell
Patrick Hamm
Tobias Reeuwijk
Andrew Ceperley
Daniel Frank
Justus Ndichu
Hélène Bougy
Young G Kim
Music: 
Alex Williamson
Production info: 
Bulldog Agenda
Distribution info: 
Cinephil, Philippa Kowarsky, Telephone: +972 544 961 114, info@cinephil.com, www.cinephil.com
Festivals: 
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017
IDFA 2017
Slamdance Film Festival 2018
Warsaw Film Festival 2018 Official Selection