March 18, 2016 - St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S. - HULK HOGAN, whose given name is Terry Bollea walks out of the courthouse after he was awarded $115 million in damages in his lawsuit against the gossip website Gawker on Friday. (Credit Image: © Eve Edelheit/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Wire) (Newscom TagID: zumaamericasfourteen709524.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

Sunday, June 18

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  • Sun Jun 18: 

    Q&A with director Brian Knappenberger and special guests!

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New York Premiere!

When online tabloid Gawker posted a sex tape of former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, a high-stakes legal battle pitting privacy rights against the First Amendment ensued. The staggering settlement Hogan ultimately received not only bankrupted Gawker, but exposed a controversial, behind-the-scenes drama. Nobody Speak uses this case and others to illustrate a growing, sinister trend at odds with the concept of a free press: billionaires and politicians tipping the balance against the public’s access to information, posing threats to our relationship to the truth.

“Nobody Speaks is a disturbing examination of how money and power can be used to silence the press in 21st-century America.” -Emma Daly, communications director, Human Rights Watch

Screening as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

  • Country USA
  • Language English
  • Year 2017
  • Running Time 95 minutes
  • Director Brian Knappenberger