FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF: Premiering at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Proud to announce that my documentary feature Freedom for the Wolf will be premiering at Sheffield Doc/Fest on June 12, 2017. Also, our Executive Producer, Nick Fraser, formerly of BBC Storyville and now of Yaddo, just won a BAFTA.

FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF, the powerful documentary debut from writer and director Rupert Russell will receive its UK premiere at the 2017 Sheffield International Documentary Festival on 12 June with a second public screening on 13 June.

Democracy is in crisis. A new generation of elected leaders are dismantling freedom and democracy as we know it.

Filmed over three years in five countries, FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF is an epic investigation into this new regime. From the young students of Hong Kong; to a rapper in post-Arab Spring Tunisia and the viral comedians of Bollywood, we discover how people from every corner of the globe are fighting the same struggle. They are fighting against elected leaders who trample on human rights, minorities, and their political opponents.

Donald Trump is the latest and perhaps most dangerous to assume power.

Philosopher Isaiah Berlin warned against this political hijacking long ago, “freedom for the wolves has often meant death for the sheep.”

Now the wolves are on the rise. Can they be defeated?

A ground-breaking original statement on the status of quo of global politics, FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF is the first film that provides the global context for understanding the Trump phenomenon.

FREEDOM FOR THE WOLF is produced by Camilla Hall and Patrick Hamm who recently completed COPWATCH. Executive Producers include Nick Fraser (MAN ON WIRE, PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER, NOTES ON BLINDNESS) and Stephen Robert Morse (AMANDA KNOX).

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