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Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas

Are there limits to free speech?

Overview

Genre
Current Affairs, Contemporary Issues, Public Affairs, and Social Issues
Synopsis

"Bold, indignant..."—Newsday..."Excellent resource for classes."—Journal of American History

The filmmakers traveled to 12 countries to interview people invited to speak or participate in U.S. cultural activities, to learn why they had been denied U.S. visas and what they might have told Americans if allowed to enter the U.S.

"Outstanding video should be seen by every educator who believes in academic freedom. Also suitable for college students...easily used as basis for discussing what, if any, limits should be imposed on free speech...Those who would dismiss US restrictions by suggesting that foreigners need not be granted 1st Amendment rights, might well examine the flip side, that is, the possible infringement of U.S. citizens' rights to hear opposing opinions. 4 Gold Stars."—Teaching Equity Journal
"Responsible... persuasive... Watch it."—NYTimes
"Effectively challenges portrayal of U.S. as a 'marketplace of ideas'...skillfully draws out contradictions." Jrnl of Cont.Sociology

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
57 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Richter Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
1984-5
Locations
Mexico, Italy, N.Ireland, Belgium, France, Norway, Brazil, Japan, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Washington DC, New York
Prod. Partners
Catherine Warnow, Co-Producer

Distribution Details

Release year
1985
Festivals
Silver Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival; Red Ribbon, American Film Festival
Awards
First Prize, Intl. Association of Journalists
Distribution
PBS Special prime time broadcast
Broadcast (Prod.)
PBS
Language
English, French, Spanish, Italian, Flemish, Japanese, Brazil
Subtitles
English Subtitles

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