NOBODY SPEAK: HULK HOGAN, GAWKER AND TRIALS OF A FREE PRESS

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Brian Knappenberger

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 93min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

When Hulk Hogan sued Gawker in a Florida state court for releasing a sex tape, it opened a can of worms concerning the limits of the First Amendment. Hogan’s case was funded by Silicon Valley libertarian Peter Thiel, who had his own vendetta against Gawker. Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger digs deep into this case and others to reveal a burgeoning battle over free speech in America.

Besides Hogan’s case, Nobody Speak also looks at casino owner Sheldon Adelson’s purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal to influence its coverage. For billionaires who want to shape the media according to their wishes, money is no object. For the rest of us, this film is a bracing wake-up call.

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credits

Director: Brian Knappenberger
Producer: Femke Wolting
Executive Producer: Brian Knappenberger

Music: Garron Chang
Cinematographer: Jason Blalock, Scott Sinkler
Editor: Andrew McAllister

Brian Knappenberger

Brian Knappenberger has directed numerous documentaries, among them Into the Body (01), Life After War (03), We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (12), The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (14) and Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and the Trials of a Free Press (17).

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