An Urgent MessageFrom the Desk of David Horowitz
The Hollywood Left is making an all-out effort to tilt the elections and undermine the War on Terror, but you have a chance to make a difference by reading to the end of this letter and joining our cause.
George Soros and the Sundance Film Festival are currently giving away millions of dollars to fund over a hundred anti-American, anti-Israeli films like "My Terrorist" and "The Women of Hezbollah." Meanwhile Robert Redford’s Sundance Channel airs such fare as "Torture: The Guantanamo Guidebook," a 'reality TV' show in which American soldiers are depicted torturing 'innocent' Guantanamo detainees.
On October 27th, just one week before the election, a movie will be released in U.S. theatres titled "Death of a President" that depicts the assassination of George W. Bush in graphic detail.
Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" and George Clooney's "Syriana" (which sympathetically depicts a suicide bomber who blows up an American oil facility) are currently being used as recruiting tools by terrorists. Hezbollah helps to distribute Moore’s film in the Middle East.
Other recently released or forthcoming films from the left include:
"The Road to Guantanamo" - a 'docudrama' about three Muslim men captured on an Al Qaeda battlefield in Afghanistan who say they were innocent and were tortured by U.S. soldiers at Guantanamo; the film recreates alleged scenes of torture by U.S. troops.
"The Situation" in which American soldiers murder an Iraqi boy and trigger a cycle of violence.
"Stop Loss" starring Ryan Philippe - about a soldier who refuses to serve in Iraq.
"Charlie Wilson's War," starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, written by the "The West Wing's" Aaron Sorkin, which alleges that the CIA helped ‘create’ the Taliban and Al Qaeda by funding the Afghan mujahedeen in the 1980s - an allegation that has been repeatedly proven false.
If you're as disturbed by this as we are, you have a chance to make a difference. For the first time since Ronald Reagan left Hollywood for Washington there is a voice in Hollywood to counter the political left.
The Liberty Film Festival is Hollywood's first pro-American, pro-Israel, film festival and cultural organization. Its purpose is to create the kind of film product of which Americans who love freedom and love their country can be proud. In June 2006, the Liberty Film Festival joined the David Horowitz Freedom Center to create a force in the entertainment industry which will stand up for the values that prevailed when Hollywood was Ronald Reagan’s town.
The Liberty Film Festival has featured prominent Hollywood filmmakers like Joel Surnow (creator of Fox's top of the line series about the war on terror "24"), Cyrus Nowrasteh (writer/producer, ABC's "The Path to 9/11"), Steve McEveety (producer "Braveheart," "When We Were Soldiers," "The Passion of the Christ"), Frank Price (former President of Columbia Pictures & Chairman of Universal), director/producer David Zucker ("Airplane" "Naked Gun," "Scary Movie 4"), talk show host Michael Medved, talk show host Larry Elder, and many others.
The 2006 Liberty Film Festival, is scheduled for November 10-12, 2006 in Hollywood, will be screening 28 outstanding new conservative films.
These include :
"A Journey to Iraq" -- which shows the gratitude Iraqi civilians feel towards President Bush and the American people for their help.
"Suicide Killers" -- how Islamic societies - not George Bush - create terrorists.
"Border War" -- about the threat of illegal immigration
"ACLU: At War With America" -- how the ACLU undermines religious freedom- plus dozens of other terrific new films by up-and-coming conservative filmmakers.
It is critical that Americans like you support the Liberty Film Festival and the brave conservative filmmakers countering the anti-American propaganda of the Hollywood Left! We can't afford to let Hollywood undermine the War on Terror and turn it into another Vietnam.
The left understands the stakes. On opening night of the 2005 Liberty Film Festival, left-wing protestors rushed the stage of the Pacific Design Center and tried to attack me as I introduced the film "Brainwashing 101" which is about the left's efforts to indoctrinate students on American college campuses.
The protestors screamed "Fascists have no right to free speech!" "You have no right to free speech!" They had to be tackled by members of the audience to prevent them from doing me bodily harm. Their message couldn't have been clearer: in Hollywood, conservatives have no right to free speech.
While the Hollywood Left attacks the cause of freedom, undermines the security of our country, and places our troops in danger, filmmakers who support America and the War on Terror are under siege.
Just look at the Left's shameful attempt to censor the outstanding ABC miniseries "The Path to 9/11." Democrat Senators and Congressmen wrote to ABC and demanded the miniseries be pulled, simply because it depicted Bill Clinton's failure to capture Bin Laden! And in an unprecedented move, the entire Democrat leadership of the Senate, led by Harry Reid, threatened to pull ABC's broadcast license if the network didn't cancel the miniseries.
The Liberty Film Festival led the way in promoting "The Path to 9/11" and rallying conservative support for this outstanding miniseries. Liberty Film Festival Co-Founder Govindini Murty wrote the first review of "The Path to 9/11," and helped initiate a nation-wide conservative media effort to defend the miniseries and prevent it from being pulled off the air.
For her efforts she was attacked in the pages of The Nation and the Huffington Post by Max Blumenthal (son of Clinton lawyer Sidney Blumenthal) who labelled her, Liberty Film Festival Co-Founder Jason Apuzzo, and everyone who supported "The Path to 9/11" as "political terrorists."
This is just one example of how the Liberty Film Festival defends the free speech rights of conservative filmmakers and helps ensure that their work is seen by the public - despite the attempted censorship of the Left.
The Liberty Film Festival was founded in 2004 in Los Angeles by filmmakers Jason Apuzzo and Govindini Murty to foster a new film movement in Hollywood, drawing on conservative talents in the entertainment industry. The first two Liberty Film Festivals, held in 2004 and 2005, attracted a combined total of over 6,500 attendees.
The Liberty Film Festival has screened 41 films, of which 26 have been premieres and 14 films have achieved theatrical or DVD distribution. O
utstanding films premiered at the Liberty Film Festival include
"Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West,"
"Broken Promises: The UN at 60," "Cochise County, USA," and
"In the Face of Evil: Reagan’s War in Word & Deed."
The Liberty Film Festival has been covered in The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Washington Post, National Review, Human Events, Newsmax, as well as on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, AMC, BBC, and numerous radio shows.
The festival has achieved a tremendous success so far, but it needs your help to expand its efforts and make its impact greater still. The Hollywood Left has taken a side in the fight - and so can you, by supporting the 2006 Liberty Film Festival. The festival depends on individual donations.
Please help the Liberty Film Festival by making a donation of $25, $50, $100, or $1,000 today. Support our filmmakers by giving as generously as possible. You can make your tax deductible charitable gift by following the highlighted links right now!
My Sincere Thanks,
President & FounderHorowitz Freedom Center
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