The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America
Date: January 2017
Duration: 1 hours 8 minutes
The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America was D.W. Griffith's first response to the attacks made on The Birth of a Nation. In it he played on the 'intolerance' of those who would not permit him freedom of speech in his films. This view on intolerance led directly to the creation of the film of the same name. Summary by The University of Exeter.