Award Winners

American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Film Festival celebrates the passionate innovations of independent filmmakers, and champions the ideas, perspectives and voices that prove vital to the future of Free Speech, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law.  Filmmakers from the around the world are invited to use the art of documentary to engage our global community in a deeper conversation about the complexities of these important societal issues.

American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Award recognizes one film among many submissions that is judged to best embody the core principles of Free Speech, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law, and provide insight into how we as global citizens can help shape a better future.

At American INSIGHT, we believe it is our responsibility to celebrate the fresh perspectives and compelling narratives that both amplify the voices of freedom and propel the conversation forward.

Boxed, a documentary by Wanjiru Njendu



A documentary by Wanjiru Njendu based on the true story of an enslaved man who mailed himself to freedom in Philadelphia in 1849.

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote


Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, the documentary by Robert Greenwald weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election.



A movement of mobilization, Team ENOUGH encourages young people to change the gun violence landscape in America by engaging them in conversation and action.

Free Speech Fear Free

Free Speech Fear Free


Free Speech Fear Free examines the lurking threat of surveillance while asking the question, “What is the meaning of free speech, and how does it affect us as individuals and as human beings.”

I Will Not Be Silenced

I Will Not Be Silenced


Chronicling a journalist’s seven-year battle for justice and capturing the stories of women finding their own strength to fight back, I Will Not Be Silenced exposes and challenges the system which strived to keep Kenyan women powerless.

Honor Diaries

Honor Diaries


Engaging the global community in a dialogue about gender equality, Honor Diaries breaks the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls.


Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview


Exploring the depths of the current human condition, Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview urges viewers to challenge their own assumptions about who we are and why we do the things we do.

Free China

Free China: The Courage to Believe


Sharing a story of courage and freedom, Free China: The Courage to Believe exposes profound abuses of religious and human rights in China and other repressive regimes throughout the world.