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tv   Prime Interest  RT  November 2, 2013 1:29pm-2:01pm EDT

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david ginsburg provided a declaration in which he basically summarizes the film and sort of agrees with dole's characterizations of certain aspects of the film being false there is a paragraph in here that is for starting point where he compares. to a world war two era. the classic example i will give here with relevance to the film dramatically and he's talking about your film goes back decades to the nazi era anti-semitic film. the eternal jew so what he's doing here is he's equating your film to a propaganda piece that was trying to essentially justify the massacre of jews to go out in a list somebody and say we'll give you a script of what to say and will pay to say it and we want to pay you in particular because you might be somebody known to be on the side of filmmakers so it'll be meaningful that you're turning against one of your own you know is is is really
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disappointing. money talks. the internet it seems. i found out the my name on google whenever you google my name and. even our own movie trailer would have a doling. aggressive comments appeared in a commentary track after online articles. falls grassroots on the internet. there is no question it's cool that people at the moment in strategic communications are using false identities in the virtual space to raise awareness. if you put thirty people in a room who are paid to pretend to be brenda because now that's essentially what
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people are talking about with this kind of false grassroots campaigning which is and strict and that's illegal. yeah but of course they are. no question strategic communications of a stream of people they're hiring who want from traditional p.r. backgrounds and that includes former members of the security services for members of psychological operations former members of essential behavioral change industries that clearly up until recently were fairly covert as a consequence now the lines of service offering are getting a bit blurred because these people coming in with nontraditional approaches. so for example you might look at someone you're trying to supposedly take down smear whatever it maybe by looking at the way in which you could put fishes between
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themselves and their support structure. one of the ways they may have assessed your battle worthiness your your ability to sustain the fight would be to look at your finances another one would be to look. where you are with your life for the moment i mean are you an alcoholic are you suffering from stress . you've got to look at the individual that's coming against you are there masses of skeletons in the closet have you done this before with that involve perhaps the services of a private investigator or something phone hacking e-mail reading it happens people buy and sell those kind of services all over the world when you've got hundreds of million dollar industry that needs to protect its reputation. a few million being spent on on a. campaign to do just that is probably good good money well spent. you
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did say that was based on facts is further proof that i understand about your finances that. just works. i think you being a little bit naive if you think that you can take a poll at a big multinational. and expect to walk away without some sort of funny. i want to say i'm not crazy doling anywhere but i do object to that antics of publicity filmmakers like gert they spend millions on their brand every year and you're going to come in and start selling their brand and start attacking their brand what did you think was going to happen to you as a producer ever due to the truth.
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the letter was addressed to me but that means that i get the tragic news than in the horrid asked for the hatred was aimed at him. while i was mainly to be. obviously was misguided. like if you stop working with him everything will work out well for you. frederick urged me to pull out said he would weather this on his own me out on. the stoop. could look myself in the isolated that i just couldn't do it we made this film together and will see it through this together at some. lincoln is there something in it that you think looks really dangerous or something you didn't expect though so no no in fact if you read out really just a rehash by really not much more. we
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decided to fight back we counter sue dole and file a motion arguing that dole had used the weight of a lawsuit to suppress our freedom of speech. and now we want the judge to rule in our favor as soon as possible. just a few days later i found a blog on the internet and it was a local blogger who had followed our case and he was writing about what happened when he ordered food cited at a hamburger restaurant. around a blog not for profit and use it well i don't have any commercial sponsors so. i'm interested in politics that's all. about the time when there was such a hopeless about bananas this friend and i were out shopping like the nerds we make if we went to all these electronics in computer stores then we decided to go get
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something to eat. and settled on a max. swedish in the neighborhood is a good to. i went for a fruit salad instead of fries. when they handed it to me i noticed the dome logo. and my gut reaction was what the hell. i told the girl at the counter i don't know what this. took a picture of it when i got back home i wrote to max hamburgers. asking them why with a clear cut green profile why this is something that was at that point in time as controversial as dull products. he made reference to the film in the lawsuits i wasn't aware of any controversy so i looked into it only internet. and then told
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my marketing staff to investigate the matter. i actually received e-mails from other guests while i was doing my search people who had the same opinion. we studied the matter and it made us feel uncomfortable. we asked for an explanation but the swedish office referred to the us office and they never got back to us so we decided to stop selling the product effective immediately. i got an answer from the public relations manager at max he told me they had spoken to dole. and had decided to discontinue the collaboration of their apply on my blog along with an image and. then all hell broke loose. the big newspapers hated that and suddenly we went from the cultural pages of the
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newspaper to the business pages and that's what a power it's. done in my local cheese shop i bumped into lucy on us to do you and member of parliament he had read about our struggle i mean if you could help me i said yes it would be great if we could show this film in the problem of. no is a social democrat so i decided to also called an m.p. from a conservative government party and i asked him the same question. the film was taken out of competition and invited all threatened to see the film festival the film was screened anyway and in july he and his company were served with a lawsuit. now the film has come to the attention of the swedish parliament. to do you like screen this film in the parliament even fundamentally it's about the
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right of filmmakers to describe events. this is a means of showing our support of these rights so it's about freedom of speech exactly as finance and politics go global freedom of speech needs to follow suit the right to express your beliefs and to describe the course of events just picture if they are successful the third what a devastating impact it would have on our future if filmmakers or journalists are no longer able to document events what about accountability in society. that i mean this was when my social democrat callie as to do a little walk and i was looking at options one same very obvious to us a film that risked distribution bad must be shot in parliament i think that if they're going to call i appreciate your coming. hi fred fred to guard. so we meet
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again this is margaret the producer she's being sued to. me there's a saying movies are better at the movies to get a but screening our film for parliament is certainly fantastic. and i'm incredibly proud to mean i sincerely hope this signal will make its way from sweden to drive in westlake los angeles on the one west. wing of the thing about freedom of speech is that you that it applies to everyone even the bad guys. in the tea leoni and even the people who want to abolish it.
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i. deliberate torch is on its epic journey to structure. one hundred twenty three days. through two thousand nine hundred two cities of russia. relayed by
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fourteen thousand people or sixty five thousand killings. in a record setting trip by land air sea and others face. a limbo torch relay. on r t r two dot com. some of the sixteen percent imports came from illegal fishing. the european union is ironically taking fish from some of the poorest nations on earth so this is a very serious and very urgent problem that needs immediate international action. they enter our territorial waters they fish they load the fish into the ships and leave for europe. to day illegal fishing just taking the bread out of our mouths.
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exactly what happened there i don't know but a woman killed. piers later is when i got arrested for. for a crime i did not do. we have numerous cases where police officers lie about polygraph results. innocent people to confess the police officers don't beat people anymore i mean it just doesn't happen really. in the course of interrogation why because there's been this is like men know because the psychological techniques are more effective in obtaining confessions than physical abuse and they were often they could get what they wanted they could say what they wanted and there was no evidence of what they did or what they say.
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and we'll keep on slashing at them with our machetes because we've hit them hard and they're bleeding. i'm preparing the next machete which will be sharper and bigger. i hope that a great deal of people will join our appeal today. we have a petition that we intend to send to dole. requesting them to withdraw. when we screened the film into parliament we had support from every party. every parliamentarian signed a petition to request dole to withdraw the lawsuit. the worst case scenario is that this is on the rise worldwide that governments companies and individuals taking their critics to course we don't want to see that in sweden
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p.r. people in washington d.c. could be even more active and began writing letters and emails and calling every swedish journalist that interviewed me and now also letters to the m.p.'s they said . i would have been more impressed if they taken a real stand. by actually discussing the issues at hand feeling. at first people got scared and provoked by these letters but when they realised that many of her colleagues had received the same treatment the atmosphere changed . it was becoming. that letter may i have a copy. who wrote that michael. and for that came with a few days ago there right at the very pro free speech and the rest of the letter is a defamation of frederick guest and. then
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our body there is been abuzz since early spring now the fillmore finally opened its cinemas in sweden. for being a documentary there are lots of copies being distributed so it has the potential to reach a wide audience. it's like a hollywood filler worth all the lawyers like philadelphia before but for some it's a brilliant fail. one week after the screening to parliament we opened in theaters all over sweden and the support is amazing we have no idea how dole will react but this is really our moment and we are enjoying it. the most frequent text message sent here tonight says. congratulations keep on fighting
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one color car and asked if your film will be shown in the us the very thing that we don't know we do know that we will not allow gold to intimidate us what's the worst case scenario. i decided early on to not waste too much energy on the bad things that could happen but i think that's exactly what they want it's better to show the film get out and meet all of you. that will send a message from all of us what the hell are you doing. suddenly a lot of people were talking. about how the banana workers were treated and about freedom of speech. in supermarkets all over the country people started to tell the managers we don't want don't run on
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. in the supermarkets and on and on and most sold and most profitable i. saw the big supermarket chains crisis me they could feel the heat. if about that we keep up with the latest discussions what about the debate reached a high level due to the lost city in july. so we had. to come and see us so we could tell them about. the massive wave of public opinion in sweden and that we cannot tolerate legal action like this. finally the pressure was on gold not on me. and together with my new political friends we had invited the biggest supermarket chains in the country to meeting in the parliament. two hours before the meeting journalist started to call.
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it we draw on the lawsuit in the me and the rather surprisingly dol announced today that they will withdraw their lawsuit against frederick guaranty. is fantastic news . even though we're a small company and then dole is a us based multinational corporation and we have been able to stand up for what is right and you know there's a god obviously it's great if they withdraw the lawsuit but we haven't heard from our lawyers yet it's a press release we don't know what this means in court so had met and when we called joel this is what we heard our. reactions and the strong concerns in sweden really moved us so it was important for us to to let people understand that we we also respect freedom of speech and that's
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a way for us to show which. it's pretty inspiring to see the level of their level of support i mean i really doubt it would happen in canada it was heartening to see that happen from afar and frustrating to know that boy if we can only make that happen here maybe something would change. now it feels so much better to be film director. film travels to. what i know my fight we don't is not over. that sparkles on the red carpet where. this doesn't happen.
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and his girlfriend get a lot of attention the festival focuses on the film such as after seeing people in germany should ask their groceries how their tomatoes produced the banana company try to stop this film a story that should leave consumers shaken up. we were celebrated as winners but. even if. it was still blocked in the us. they could get. this threat. to us distribution. to get the film out in the us.
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in court. wanting to know what happened this morning. was a disappointment sensually the judge has continued hearing on. until june twenty fourth what this really is accomplishing. the speech even though winning in this case would not be over for a very very long. our legal system. today. to court date in june good counsel two and we have no been in this for more than
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a year. late august i received a new letter from michael contra told us to draw up a record. he's ready to come to sweden negotiate a settlement if i only make some cuts to the movie these guys never stop even if they know they're wrong they never stop. two months later i'm on my way to film festival. later today. in court in los angeles. this is the moment we've been waiting for. i was very excited i was i was i was very. exacting the way i wanted it to read it was it was right on. the line.
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everything up perfectly. wants. or it's all mixed up it's basically argument which. there were a couple of times in the area where it was kind of questionings. like what are you talking about anyway so i went. to. her. i didn't think i would be able to read a legal document with a smile. but this is a total win for us. the glorious news.
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now our film is free also in the us. but you never know with these kinds. i would turn to nicaragua to show the film to the workers. told invested millions in lawyers and me just been to suppress this story. stories like this one about poverty and injustice need to be told over and over again. and they say it was great i really liked it do you know why because the film shows the truth and the truth will never be silenced.
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with the economic downturn the find out. the deal sang i and the rest because i think the case will be if briefly on all three. so the bank of england if you open it up the walls you won't see gold you won't see
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silver you want to even see big coins what you'll see are mountains and mountains and mountains of garbage and trash gutter oil and dead bodies and mervyn king's dresses that he's aware when he was not seen governing the bank of england before and old guys from the old victorian era stacked up like firewood rotting and that's the collateral that is the doctor saying the real state speculation which has only one inevitable conclusion and that is. lost but to the question of when. the deepest lake in the world. usually the no more than fifteen thousand years old this one dates back twenty five mi. spirits and buddhist dogs live in.
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the pure clear water in the lake is helping scientists unravel the mysteries of the universe. i try to see by cal in its entirety. it's not that i have discovered something new here rather that i absorb everything that this place offers. the spirit of. what the so these have done invade and occupy another come through which is their home free.
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it is the moment in which. the people on the ground in those countries. become. the people rising up again. or not to active camps. where patients are. never world's attention to the.
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journalism or terrorism the partner of a newspaper reporter who revealed intelligence leaks is accused of. breaching britain's national security. america's huge. complex is the target for the authorities failing to keep the public away from what was supposed to be a secret facility. they put inside of the middle of an army base. protesting the army. to protest the n.s.a. . activities to seize the already notorious data center which will host supercomputers able to store the millions of phone calls emails and internet searches that have been harvested. and.


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