[New York, N.Y.] : Docurama : Sundance Channel Home Entertainment : Distributed by New Video Group, c2005.
1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Sundance documentary collection
DVD, Dolby digital stereo.
Featuring: Al Franken, Amiri Baraka, Nancy Parish, Alex Vitale, Katha Pollit, Gregg Streibig, Cass R. Sunstein.
Directors of photography, Mark Benjamin, John Walter ; animation, Thomas Bayne, Aaron Hughes ; editors, Sharon Franklin, John Walter ; original music composers, Jeff Bhasker, Grey Morgenstein ; wardrobe, Monika Darby ; visual effects creative director, Adrian Velicescu.
All three films were originally released as television documentaries in 2004.
A compilation of three short films about the current state of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly in the United States.
Fox vs. Franken: when comedian Al Franken used Fox News' phrase "Fair and balanced" in his satiric book, the network sued. Fox lost in court and Franken earned national notoriety with a bestseller.
Poetic license: explores the implications of state-sponsored art through the story of New Jersey Poet Laureate Amiri Baraka and the outrage that erupted after a perfomance of his controversial poem, "Somebody blew up America," which is about the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Some assembly required: documents protestors at the 2004 Republican National Convention and examines the public's right to protest versus the need for public security.
Fox vs. Franken / a film by Chris Hagedus and Nick Doob ; produced by Rebecca Marshall and Frazer Pennebaker (23 min.) -- Poetic license / directed by Mario Van Peebles ; a Johnsonworks Inc. & MVP production ; featuring Amiri Baraka ; producers, Mario Van Peebles, Marc Henry Johnson (25 min.) -- Some assembly required / a Mr. Mudd production ; directed and edited by John Walter ; producers, Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith (24 min.)
Special features: Comic strips; Mario Van Peebles' interview outtakes; Amiri Baraka statement; performance of "Somebody blew up America" by Amiri Baraka; R.N.C. photo gallery; deleted scene: Profile of a protester.
Fox vs. Franken.
Some assembly required.