Anti-Antifa Movie to Premiere at UC Berkeley
‘America Under Siege: Antifa’ will be shown for the 1st time at the event where conservatives are expected to gather for 4 days.
Antifa, a group of organized Left-wing protesters whose name is derived from the anti-fascist movement, are the subject of a documentary film that is not kind to them.
The movie, America Under Siege: Antifa, will debut at UC Berkeley this week when Milo Yiannopoulos and prominent conservatives are scheduled to be on hand for “Free Speech Week.”
Antifa, is expected to be there protesting, as they were when Yiannopoulos attempted to speak at the campus in February. He was prevented from doing so when protesters threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at cops and storefront windows, causing an estimated $100,000 in damages.
For “Free Speech Week,” set to run Sunday through Wednesday this week, about $1-M will be spent for security, including about $600,000 from the university, with the UC System kicking in about $300,000 more and Mr. Yiannopoulos spending some of his own money too.
There will be security on hand for the speakers, as well as for the America Under Siege: Antifa filmmakers and the audience for the premiere.
The Big Q: Will the event proceed?
Mr. Yiannopoulos claims he and the group hosting him, Berkeley Patriot, have been getting the runaround from University officials.
Mr. Yiannopoulos, Mr. Bannon and Ms. Coulter did not respond to requests for comment.
As for America Under Siege: Antifa from Dangerous Documentaries the media arm of the Capital Research Center, a conservative, investigative think tank.
Dangerous Documentaries is also co-financing No Safe Spaces, a documentary about political correctness at universities that stars comedian Adam Carolla and radio host Dennis Prager.
America Under Siege: Antifa stars New Zealand author and political activist Trevor Loudon and features Mr. Yiannopoulos and several other conservatives considered controversial.
“The dangerous stuff is the media is asking whether it is okay to punch a Nazi at the same time they’re branding everyone Nazis,” Mr Yiannopoulos says in the film.
“Our new film represents the most in-depth look yet at Amerca’s most infamous modern-day movement and its disturbing impact on American society,” said Jake Klein, the film’s producer.
The movie will not be getting a theatrical release, as it will be distributed online after it debuts at Free Speech Week.
If the event is canceled, the film will go straight online and its Berkeley premiere will be ‘canned.”.
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