Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 30th, 2011|Videos|

Sophia reads from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. [...]

The Kite Runner at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 29th, 2011|Videos|

Gary reads from The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part [...]

The Lorax at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 29th, 2011|Videos|

Christine reads from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of [...]

Ulysses at the Brooklyn Film Festival – Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 28th, 2011|Videos|

Alex reads from Ulysses by James Joyce at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that [...]

Naked Lunch at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Readout

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 28th, 2011|Videos|

Gabriel reads from Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part [...]

Merchant of Venice at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Read-Out

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 27th, 2011|Videos|

Noelle and Michael read from William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are [...]

Go Tell It On The Mountain at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Read-Out

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 27th, 2011|Videos|

Martha reads from James Baldwin's Go Tell It On The Mountain at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos [...]

The Return of the King at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Read-Out

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 27th, 2011|Videos|

Shawna reads from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Return of the King at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are [...]

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Read-Out

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 27th, 2011|Videos|

Samantha reads from Julia Alvarez' How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These [...]

As I Lay Dying at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Read-Out

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 26th, 2011|Videos|

Rich reads from William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part [...]

Leaves of Grass at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Read-Out

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 26th, 2011|Videos|

Micheline reads from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of [...]

The Handmaid’s Tale at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Read-Out

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 26th, 2011|Videos|

Jacob reads from Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of [...]

Lord of the Flies at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Read-Out

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 26th, 2011|Videos|

Lauren reads from William Golding's Lord of the Flies at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part [...]

NCAC’s Banned Books Readout at the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 26th, 2011|Videos|

https://ncac.org Video from the National Coalition Against Censorship's Banned Books Readout Booth at the 2011 Brooklyn Book Festival. Over 100 festival-goers read aloud from our Banned Books Library for our cameras in honor of Banned Books Week (Sept 24-Oct 1). Download a PDF of our library titles, including why they were challenged or banned, here: http://work.pair.ncac.org/storage/banned_books_catalog_2011.pdf See more from the [...]

Howl at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Read-Out

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 26th, 2011|Videos|

Tom reads from Allen Ginsberg's Howl at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that series. [...]

A Light in the Attic at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Read-Out

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 26th, 2011|Videos|

Juliette reads from Shel Silverstein's A Light in the Attic at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are [...]

Clockwork Orange at the Brooklyn Book Festival – Virtual Read-Out

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00September 26th, 2011|Videos|

Jacob reads from Anthony Burgess' Clockwork Orange at the Brooklyn Book Festival. On September 18, 2011, the National Coalition Against Censorship organized FREE SPEECH ZONE, a read-out of banned books at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The NCAC set up a library of censored and challenged books and invited people to read passages from them. These videos are part of that [...]

Blake Gopnik On Gay Bashing, Censorship, and Curating With Courage

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00May 2nd, 2011|Videos|

Newsweek and Daily Beast art critic Blake Gopnik on why he believed the premise of the Smithsonian's "Flashpoints and Fault Lines" forum in the wake of the censorship of David Wojnarowicz from the National Portrait Gallery was faulty, why the controversy over Wojnarowicz's video was phony, and why it's important to back up the decisions of progressive curators.

The Price of Freedom

By |2016-01-15T11:55:05-05:00March 1st, 2011|Videos|

The Price of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance, produced in 2005, is NCAC's DVD highlighting art censorship controversies throughout the 20th century. It premiered at the art exhibit "Potentially Harmful: The Art of American Censorship" at Georgia State University.

Policing The Sacred Panel Part 2

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00February 19th, 2011|Videos|

Policing The Sacred, organized by the National Coalition Against Censorship, looks at the volatile relationship between art, politics and religion.In recent decades the tensions between these issues have become intense, evident in the American culture wars of the 90s, the Danish cartoon uproar, and ongoing battles over artistic depictions of religious figures, including the recent removal of a David Wojnarowicz [...]

Policing The Sacred Panel Part 1

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00February 19th, 2011|Videos|

Policing The Sacred, organized by the National Coalition Against Censorship, looks at the volatile relationship between art, politics and religion.In recent decades the tensions between these issues have become intense, evident in the American culture wars of the 90s, the Danish cartoon uproar, and ongoing battles over artistic depictions of religious figures, including the recent removal of a David Wojnarowicz [...]

Protest Against Smithsonian Censorship of David Wojnarowicz

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00December 22nd, 2010|Videos|

On Sunday, December 19, 2010, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to protest the Smithsonian Institution's decision to remove David Wojnarowicz's video The Fire in My Belly from the Hide/Seek Exhibit. The protesters marched from the Metropolitan to the Cooper Hewitt Museum, a branch of the Smithsonian. The march was organized by Art+. For [...]

Censor Yourself

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00November 3rd, 2010|Videos|

Students and volunteer artists got together during the Starting Artists Afterschool Program to create this experimental music video public service announcement. First, we created a grid of nails using fabric and particleboard. We made a grid in order to spell out recognizable text messages using rubber bands that make up each letter. We brainstormed popular text message abbreviations and we [...]

Censorship in 2010

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00October 31st, 2010|Videos|

My film is based upon censorship and my question to the people is whether you think sex, violence and profanity should be censored in the media. The reason why I choose that topic is because its an ongoing fact around the world among most teenagers. So i interviewed different individuals to get their opinion on the topic.

Lost cause

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00October 31st, 2010|Videos|

This film demonstrates our first amendment right. It is the story of a high school boy who went missing due to his demonstrations of free speech. It interviews people he knew about how he was before he went missing. This film shows that we are not really free to speak of whatever our minds please.

You Can’t Stop Me

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00October 31st, 2010|Videos|

Our music video expresses this idea, “You can’t stop me.” It wants to tell others that as United States’ citizen, we are like an uncensored nation entitled to free speech. In the Constitution, the First Amendment states that the congress shall state no law abridging the freedom of speech. We intended on expressing our ideas freely, without censorship. We believe [...]

Enough is Enough

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00October 31st, 2010|Videos|

In this digital age, teenagers forget the importance of consideration for others around them. Online, people cannot directly see who they talk to, so people swear without thinking of consequences. This transfers into their daily lives. From just walking home after school to going out to the mall, everywhere teens disregard who is in their company. When someone is in [...]

Ben’s Video

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00October 31st, 2010|Videos|

There have been an increasing number of stories in the news about students turning to suicide because of being bullied. Ben Scharding was the most brilliant human I've ever met. He was a genius, but often his fellow classmates only saw him as "different." On the morning of December 2nd, 2008, Ben laid down on the train tracks behind his [...]

Let’s Start Monitoring!

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00October 31st, 2010|Videos|

In my film, I talk about public speech, what it is, why it should be censored, and how.I chose the topic of public speech to be censored because I have found it very offending and uncomfortable to be out at the store or in a public area and hear some of the things people have said! Like I said in [...]

Censorship

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00October 31st, 2010|Videos|

The short film "Censorship" symbolizes censorship today. There are two "artists" symbolizing the various artists in our society, including: Filmmakers, Authors, Musicians, etc. "Artist One" is creating a controversial piece, while "Artist Two" is creating a vulgar piece. The two "Men in Black" symbolize the government, book banning communities, and other censorship groups. In the video they walk past "Artist [...]

Free Speech Cartoon

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00October 31st, 2010|Videos|

My Free Speech video has gone through a lot of permutations to get to its final form. Originally, it was going to be about people protesting against a Muslim Mosque being built in my local area. The idea was hard to illustrate with film, though, so I used an animation software to create three brightly colored characters to illustrate my [...]

On Freedom of Speech

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00October 31st, 2010|Videos|

My film asks three questions to three people of different professional backgrounds: Why do you like free speech? Should some speech be censored? and What is your opinion on the evolution of speech via new media-related mediums? I set the video to the song "Raining Again" by Moby to set a mood of reflection to the video because I feel [...]

Speech is a Gift and a Curse

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00October 30th, 2010|Videos|

Speech is a gift but it is a curse at the same time. Speech allows us to express our ideas in forms of riddles, song, poems, novels, short stories, other forms of literature and by talking. While speech does so much for us, at the same time, speech can be looked at as a curse. Speech works by connecting words [...]

The Truth About Television

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00October 30th, 2010|Videos|

It didn't take me long to decide upon the subject of my film. Censorship, I believe, is a direct attack on creativity. That's why I chose to turn my film into a satire, to parody the ignorance that comes with censorship. I wanted to focus on television because even in my house, my parents censor what I can and can't [...]

Static

By |2016-01-15T11:55:06-05:00October 30th, 2010|Videos|

We're all for free speech, but we believe that its each citizens civic responsibility to make sure that their words have power. Our video is meant to illustrate the dangers of what can happen when the government begins to censor content. To do this, we combined various images of media being censored (eg. cd's broken, books taken, chalkboards erased) loosely [...]

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