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American INSIGHT was founded in 1983 by Margaret Chew Barringer under the original name of the American Poetry Center to promote free speech and the spoken word. Its success in Pennsylvania led to the creation of National Poetry Month. The organization legally changed its name to American INSIGHT.
Free Speech Film Festival
American INSIGHT facilitates the annual Free Speech Film Festival via the world wide reach of FilmFreeway, and is open to established as well as emerging independent film filmmakers across the world with films focusing on free speech and human rights.
Recent Free Speech Film Festival Award winners include:
- 2019: Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary by Robert Greenwald
- 2020: Boxed, a documentary by Wanjiru Njendu
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