Freaking out a little about the new raft of "anti-terror" legislation and their implications for freedom of speech and democracy in general?
Check this out then.
::: SEDITIOUS INTENT – films inspired by Australia’s Anti-Terror Bill
SEDITIOUS INTENT is an online site for short films and a proposed DVD made up of a series of quality political films, some sad, some funny, some downright shocking.
Call for Film Submissions
Create a short film (between 30 seconds and 5 minutes) that responds in some way to the draconian anti-terrorism laws.
The short film must include an interpretation of an image (or images) from the Government's "HELP PROTECT AUSTRALIA FROM TERRORISM" campaign, or a word or phrase from the anti-terrorism legislation.
Deadline: 27th January 2006
The time line associated with this initiative won't prevent the laws from being implement. However, 'SEDITIOUS INTENT' is aimed at keeping the discussion alive and enabling filmmakers to participate in actions that provoke debate that leads to change.
For more details, please visit http://culture2.org/si/