The film examines Yale's notorious controversy surrounding administrative controls over Halloween costumes. The film asks: If universities can't tolerate debate about controversial issues, how can they call themselves places of learning? The 12-minute documentary has already garnered press in the New York Times and the College Fix.
"The silence from students shocked me," said the film's director Rob Montz. "Forget what's right -- students openly told me they wouldn't say anything controversial or speak out against the administration because it could jeopardize their job prospects."
"Although our comedy videos typically focus on satirizing politics, We the Internet TV released 'Silence U' to support open discourse," said Lou Perez, comedian and We the Internet TV's head writer. "This is more than a documentary about Yale -- we're seeing this story play out on campuses nationwide. This belongs on We the Internet because humor can't survive without free speech."
We the Internet TV, through its podcast and live show "Unsafe Space," will host a panel about the video tonight at 8 p.m. at The Lab at The Hollywood Improv. Watch the event via live-stream here.
In other news:
This Thursday, March 23rd, the prestigious Hollyshorts film festival will screen the Moving Picture Institute's feature-length documentary Incarcerating US at TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood at 7 p.m.. Learn why the land of the free has the incarceration rate in the world. Tickets cost $25 and include a copy of the film. Purchase your tickets here.
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