The film is based on the arrest of Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian journalist who was detained by the Iranian forces during the 2009 election protests under the suspicion that he was a spy.
The screening will be followed by a one-on-one with Maziar Bahari.
From Academy Award- and Emmy-winning producer Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions and Emmy-winning director Blair Foster, A&E Network’s six-part series The Clinton Affair examines the biggest political scandal of a generation and its lasting impact on the United States. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the impeachment proceedings of President Bill Clinton, the documentary chronicles the events leading up to the impeachment trial and explores the role of media, feminism and politics in this story of sex, power, lies and ideological warfare.
In 2012, Gawker posted online a sex tape of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan which resulted in a lengthy trial, pitting privacy rights against freedom of the press. This documentary raises fundamental questions about how vulnerable a free press is in an age that has lost most of its traditional sources of income. Watch and see how a battle between billionaires and journalists took down a media conglomerate.
Free Meek will premiere August 9, 2019, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The five-episode limited documentary series chronicles Meek Mill’s fight for exoneration in his legal case while exposing the broader flaws of the U.S. criminal justice system.
In November 2017, Meek Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, was sentenced to two to four years in prison after he was arrested for popping a wheelie in New York City. Although that charge was dismissed, Judge Genece Brinkley still sent the hip-hop star to prison in Pennsylvania for other technical probation violations, marking the second time she incarcerated him for this reason.
As Meek, his family and his legal team fight for his freedom, cameras capture the birth of the #FREEMEEK movement, the launch of the REFORM Alliance and the re-investigation of a case filled with allegations of dirty cops, planted evidence and systemic corruption within a broken judicial system.
Catch an exclusive premiere at The Media Rumble 2019.
Directed, produced, and filmed by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman, City of Ghosts is a singularly powerful cinematic experience that is sure to shake audiences as it elevates the canon of one of the most talented documentary filmmakers working today. Captivating in its immediacy, the film follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.