Amnesty International on silencing of filmmakers: ‘Manuscripts Don’t Burn’

Steven W. Hawkins, the executive director of Amnesty International USA, and writer and film director Gregory Nava have written an article in Huffington Post’s The Blog about the silencing of filmmakers and other artists in countries such as China, Iran and Russia.


“Freedom of expression is both an essential human right and a foundational requirement for art. When the ability to create and share ideas is threatened, artistic freedom suffers, but so do commerce, education, governance and virtually all facets of a vibrant, productive society.”

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