Movie Screenings

Movie screenings are a cost-effective way to educate your campus community about various pro-liberty issues in a relaxed and fun way. Check out some of the opportunities below from the Free to Choose Network, Flex Your Rights, and the Moving Picture Institute as possibilities for your next film screening.

Free or Equal
Free or Equal is a documentary hosted by Johan Norberg and created by the Free to Choose Network. Travel with Norberg around the globe on an intellectual journey — one taken by Milton Friedman thirty years ago. How much has changed? Are we better off? Are Friedman’s insights alive and well?

Like Friedman, Norberg asks us to consider perennial questions about free markets, prosperity and the trade-offs between individual liberty and income equality.This is a great film to show at one of your campus meetings to get some good discussion going about Milton Friedman and his economic philosophy. A preview of the film can be seen here. Get a free copy of the film to show to your campus by signing up here and listing Students For Liberty and your student group name in the “Organization” field.

Flex Your Rights:
Flex Your Rights offers two films that raise awareness on your rights in a police encounter. They can be purchased for $15 or viewed on YouTube at the links provided below. Flex Your Rights also offers a great page with tips for hosting your screening.

  • 10 Rules for Dealing with the Police
    The latest from Flex Your Rights, 10 Rules is a fast-paced and powerful know-your-rights resource. This is our newest and most impressive product. After watching 10 Rules, you’ll be more confident and better prepared to handle every kind of police situation. You can watch the movie on YouTube here.
    Flex Your Rights’ first film, BUSTED has become a cult classic. Humor and helpful tips combine to make this video a must-see for freedom lovers everywhere. Created by Flex Your Rights and narrated by retired ACLU director Ira Glasser, BUSTED realistically depicts the pressure and confusion of common police encounters.
    In an entertaining and revealing manner, BUSTED illustrates the right and wrong ways to handle common police encounters and pays special attention to demonstrating how you, the viewer, can confidently protect your rights and yourself. You can watch the film on YouTube here.

iu_color_textured_logo_website-291x300Indoctrinate U
Indoctrinate U is a compelling and relatable film about the rampant bias, politically correct language, and speech codes enforced on college campuses today. The Moving Picture Institute sponsors free screenings of this film on college campuses so if you’re interested contact MPI at [email protected].

The Moving Picture Institute features many other fantastic movies that focus on liberty specific issues. Some of their bigger name films require fees to screen. Contact MPI at the email above if you have questions about a particular film. In addition, MPI has a number of support programs for those interested in making movies that promote liberty.

Poverty, Inc. 

Rich nations have positioned themselves as protagonists for development and economic growth, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. But rather than focusing on empowering local business owners, governments and nonprofits have primarily given in easier ways that look good to the press.

The results have been mixed and in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore and opens the door to a new conversation about entrepreneurship and the market process. An educational version of the film is available at the price of $295 for college screenings and $95 for high school or home school screenings.

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Following the rise and fall of the dark net site Silk Road, Deep Web gives the inside story of one of the the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century — the arrest of Ross Ulbricht, the convicted 30-year-old entrepreneur accused to be ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ creator and operator of the site. The film explores how the brightest minds and thought leaders behind the Deep Web are now caught in the crosshairs of the battle for control of a future inextricably linked to technology, with our digital rights hanging in the balance.

While screenings are not available to SFL leaders for free yet, you can request one at reduced cost here. Contact [email protected] for more information or with questions about screening the film.