Freedom for the Wolf

Documentary Feature (89 mins). Freedom for the Wolf was nominated for the Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Documentary of the Year, won the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival and the Best Political Film Prize at the Protobello Film Festival, and screened at 40 film festivals worldwide, including IDFA and Sheffield Doc/Fest. The film opened the Human Rights Film Festival and Forum in Geneva and closed the Humans Fest in Valencia, Spain. The film was executive produced by former BBC Storyville editor Nick Fraser and has been covered by The New York TimesVICELittle White LiesDangerous MindsCineuropa, and many others.

Filmed over three years in five countries, Freedom for the Wolf is an epic investigation into the global crisis democracy: from the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong to the failure of the Arab Spring in Tunisia to the rise of Donald Trump in America. Through a tapestry of characters, from Tunisian DJs to Republican fundraisers, it examines how the idea of freedom is being redefined across the world from an idea of liberation to a means of oppression. “Freedom for the wolves has often meant death for the sheep,” as the British philosopher Isaiah Berlin wrote. This paradox is unpacked by interweaving stories of struggle from across the world with expert interviews. Interviewees include Francis Fukuyama and Larry Diamond at Stanford University, and Orlando Patterson and Lawrence Lessig at Harvard University.