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Moving Picture Institute Masterclasses in Austin and Beyond

Austin: Human Rights on Screen

If you're based in Austin or attending SXSW next week, don't miss an evening with the Moving Picture Institute and Learn Liberty next Tuesday, March 14th at the Violet Crown Theater at 6pm.

The evening will focus on human rights issues and include screenings of the mini-documentary Go To Where the Light Is: Escaping North Korea, and the Moving Picture Institute-supported feature-length documentary State of Control, which follows two American filmmakers as they travel undercover documenting Tibetan activists' human rights struggle against the Chinese government's police state. A post-screening masterclass panel will include State of Control director, Christian Johnston, and our co-founder and president of the Human Rights Foundation, Thor Halvorssen. 

A short reception with beer and cocktails will follow. Admission is free, but space is extremely limited. If you would like to attend, RSVP to info@thempi.org by Thursday, March 9th.


Los Angeles and D.C.: Free Speech on Screen

If you're based in Los Angeles, join the Moving Picture Institute and the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) for a collection of short screenings on free speech and post-screening masterclass panel with Moving Picture Institute filmmaker Rob Montz and head writer of the Moving Picture Institute's We the Internet TV, Lou Perez. We will screen some of We the Internet's top videos about free speech, including Rob Montz's mini-documentary Silence U, and a sneak-peek of his much-anticipated follow-up film that dives even further into the issues surrounding free speech on university campuses.

If you would like to attend the L.A. event, RSVP to info@thempi.org by Tuesday, March 13th. 

If you're based in Washington, D.C., you can catch an advanced screening of Silence U Part 2 with Rob Montz and Lou Perez on Monday, March 13th at 6:30pm. Like the Austin event, admission to both the L.A. and D.C. events are free, but space is extremely limited.

If you would like to attend the D.C. screening, RSVP to robmontz@gmail.com by Friday, March 10th.