Preempting Dissent PRO

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Our video clips are currently transitioning from the Open Source Cinema platform to a new platform. In the meantime we have started the process of editing our collaborative video "Preempting Dissent". The final film will include footage shot by dozens of filmmakers, activists, community advocates, and citizen journalists. Our own production team will contribute feature interviews with Jared Feuer (Amnesty International), Law Profesor Timothy Zick (William and Mary University), Andrew Meyer and more.

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“Preempting Dissent -- Open Sourcing Secrecy”, is a collaborative open source documentary based on the book by Greg Elmer and Andy Opel. By publishing a “road map” of production, this project will engage the audience through all stages of the project, and will create both a feature length documentary and enable a non-linear open source cinematic database that will evolve over time. The film will combine on and off line video submissions, personal testimonials, re-edited sequences, along with the filmmakers content on preemptive forms of law enforcement and governance that have emerged in the post 9/11 world. This open source content will be available for users to remix their own documentaries. This project is funded in part by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Department of Communication, Florida State University, Anglia Ruskin University, and the Bell Globemedia Research Chair, Ryerson University.

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