Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

Screenings

2017 Season
New York

When online tabloid Gawker posted a sex tape of former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, a high-stakes legal battle pitting privacy rights against the First Amendment ensued. The staggering settlement Hogan ultimately received not only bankrupted Gawker, but exposed a controversial, behind-the-scenes drama. Nobody Speak uses this case and others to illustrate a growing, sinister trend at odds with the concept of a free press: billionaires and politicians tipping the balance against the public’s access to information, posing threats to our relationship to the truth. 

Courtesy of Netflix   Global launch June 23rd on Netflix and in theaters

Filmmaker(s): 
Brian Knappenberger
Year: 
2017
95m
Language(s): 
English
Genre: 
Documentary
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Brian Knappenberger
Director

Brian Knappenberger's film Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. His previous film The Internet’s Own Boy:The Story of Aaron Swartz won the Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Documentary Screenplay. His other work includes We Are Legion:The Story of the Hacktivists and the series Truth And Power.