The veneer of American democracy twitches in its final death throes as the Church of Bush Rove Cheney, Inc. relentlessly jam their flag-waving religious sloganeering and invocation of god-like superiority down the throats of an uneducated, uninsured, uninformed public.
“We are the supreme race! We have the supreme weapons!”
Street protesters wishing to demonstrate against the zealotry of the Masters of Mendacity and Manipulation are confined – literally - to caged areas, euphemistically named “free speech zones” out of sight and earshot of average Americans who are “guarded” from the truth by the state controlled media.
“They won’t win. They cannot win against the symbol of Christ!”
With ruthless calculation and Machiavellian logic, the Republican Princes of Power and Privilege have crafted a permanent war economy in order to provide welfare for the wealthy.
“It is the one and only way to maintain the supreme race!”
A fusion of multi-layered polyphonic sampling, heavy, relentless beats, and scorching satire, “The Free Speech Zone”, a psychedelic Dada/techno opera, is a scathing condemnation of the American government’s quest for world domination through unrelenting mind control.
“Thank you, and welcome to the apocalypse.”
On DVD: splitfilmfestival.hr/arhive/2007/shorts/kasumi.htm
FSZ is part of the permanent collection of the House of Peace and Human Rights (sansebastian.org/casadelapaz)
San Sebastian, Spain
Song Title: The Free Speech Zone
Music Artist: Kasumi
Completion and Release Year: 2004
Song Title: 5 Star Murder
Label: High Five Metal Records
Music Artist: At Wit’s End
Completion and Release Year: 2003
Song Title: Bring It On
Music Artist: Jerry Miller
Label: Zone Music, Inc.
Completion and Release Date: 2003
Production Company: Kasumifilms
Editorial and Post Production: Kasumifilms
Sapporo International Short Film Festival: First Prize Best Experimental, 2006
Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival
Nemo Festival, Paris, France - organised by Thecif - Region Ile de France, in association with le Forum des Images (Paris 1er) and Reperages magazine. 2004
Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, 2004
Rome International Film Festival 2004
Athens International Film Festival, 2004
12th International Art Film Festival, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, June, 2004
Seoul Net & Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea, July 2004
AFO (Academia Film Olomouc) Czech Republic, October 2004
Antimatter Festival of Underground Short Film and Video, Victoria, BC 2005
Madcat, San Francisco 2004
International Experimental Film Festival "Carbunari 2004", MUZEUL FLOREAN, Baia Mare, ROMANIA
Continental Drift Film Festival, Canada
Kinofilm International Film and Video festival, Manchester, UK
For a complete list of screenings:
La Zona del Discurso Libre
La Zone du Discours Libre
Die Zone der Freien Rede
Zóna slobody slova
La Zona di Discorso Libero
A Zona do discurso Livre
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