The Freedom Journal

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Film

June 28th, 2018
Honest Reactions to Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution

From celebrities to professors, sexual assault victims to college partiers, here are some of the honest and inspiring things people are saying about Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution. We also want you to add your voice to the conversation and help share the truth! You can boost exposure for this film and fight the sexual violation that pervades our world by rating and reviewing Liberated on IMDB and Netflix. For...

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May 18th, 2018
Victim Advocate: I’m Not Shocked by Liberated

When I first watched Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution, I wasn’t shocked by the content or behavior of people on the screen. In the work I do at Baylor as a prevention educator, and the work I have done as a victim’s advocate, I sit with people who’ve experienced the very same events the audience witnesses during Liberated. Yet for many of us, this film can be a difficult one...

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April 26th, 2018
College Partier: Liberated Brought Me to Tears

I first came across Liberated while my roommates and I, all recent college graduates, were hanging out watching Netflix in early March, looking for some raunchy spring break movie to relive our college spring break memories. Ironically, after typing in “spring break” in the search bar, we came across Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution. Although not exactly what we were looking for it sounded intriguing enough, so I clicked play....

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April 4th, 2018
Emmy-Nominated Writer: Why Documentary Films Matter

“Reality changes; in order to represent it, modes of representation must change.” - Bertolt Brecht Human beings are story machines. Although emerging technologies continue to present exciting (and sometimes alarming) prospects for immersive storytelling, we don’t need to strap on a virtual reality headset to experience empathy. We are the original empathy machines—and modern science shows us how. In the mid-1980’s, cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner advanced the claim in Actual...

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February 28th, 2018
College Educator: Why I Showed My Students LIBERATED

Who are you? My name is Alison Phillips and I am an adjunct instructor within the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at the University of Missouri of Kansas City. I teach an elective on human trafficking for our future criminal justice and social work professionals. As part of my class, my students learn that sexual violence and exploitation come in many forms; child sexual abuse, domestic violence, prostitution, rape,...

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February 20th, 2018
Trafficking Survivor: I Was Changed Watching Liberated

Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution exposes today’s young adult hookup culture, providing compelling, relevant insight on the normalization of sexual violation. As I watched the film I began to consider how this toxic phenomenon connected to my own experience of being exploited. Liberated is not just the title of this film—it describes my experience. I was trafficked from age 11 to 17 in prostitution and pornography, and I was liberated...

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January 30th, 2018
Q&A with Liberated Director, Benjamin Nolot

Spoiler Alert: The following Q&A will reveal certain elements of the film Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution. What inspired you to make this film? During the course of making our previous film, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, we were exposed to women and children for sale in places all over the world. But it was the image of men lining up to purchase these women and children that haunted me more...

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August 14th, 2017
Five Things to Know about Netflix’s I Am Jane Doe

The documentary film I Am Jane Doe depicts the great battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com. Here are some facts about this compelling and timely film. 1. It’s about sex trafficking in the US While our own documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls investigated the sex trade world-wide, I Am Jane Doe—directed by Mary Mazzio and recently released...

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April 12th, 2017
World premiere of our new film Liberated

We are beyond excited to announce the world premiere of our new film Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution on April 22nd! We’re also honored to have been accepted into the Newport Beach Film Festival! The release of this film is a major milestone in our journey as an organization. We truly hope you will continue to join us on this new leg of the journey. Liberated is a documentary about...

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November 8th, 2016
Our New Film, Liberated: Hookup Culture and the New Sexual Revolution

We're excited to announce that we have nearly completed our next documentary, Liberated: Hookup Culture and the New Sexual Revolution! When we finished our first film, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, we were haunted by the images of women and children for sale in places all around the world—and the men lining up to purchase them. We wondered, “What kind of society is producing so many men willing to buy a...

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