18 Jan ‘Freedom for the Wolf’

This strident documentary argues that global democracy is in crisis. Filmed over three years in five countries, Freedom for the Wolf is an epic investigation into what the documentary sees as a new regime of illiberal democracy. From the young students of Hong Kong, to a rapper in post-Arab Spring Tunisia and the viral comedians of Bollywood, we discover how people from every corner of the globe are fighting the same struggle – including in Detroit. The Audience Award winner for documentary feature at this year’s Slamdance Film FestivalFreedom for the Wolf provides global context for understanding the Trump phenomenon. Michigan premiere. Unrated; political violence and adult themes.

After the film on Sunday: Journalist and author Amy Haimerl talks to four women about the movements they're leading in Detroit. She'll talk to Devita Davison, executive director of FoodLab Detroit; Danielle North, co-founder of the Detroit Women’s Leadership Network; Rana Elmir, deputy director of the ACLU of Michigan and Michele Oberholtzer, director of the Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project for United Community Housing Coalition.

4 p.m. Sat., April 14, Emagine Royal Oak
12:30 p.m. Sun., April 15, Cinema Detroit

YEAR 2017
RUN TIME 89 minutes
Directed by Rupert Russell
Producers Patrick Hamm, Camilla Hall
Executive Producers Nick Fraser, Stephen Morse, Sarena Snider, Maria Springer