Taking Liberties Reviews
July 14, 2009
If more people saw this documentary then the UK would be a much better place and everyone would have a greater understanding of why our civil liberties (things like having the right to freedom of speech and the right to privacy) are so important in the fight for democracy. In this day and age many member of our government seem to have forgotten that protecting civil liberties should be the fundemental issue when it comes to 'protecting the people', rather than slowly getting rid of them and claiming it is for our own good. I'm not sure how taking away a persons right to a fair trail, letting them be taken away from their homes, families, countries, etc, and then allwonig them to be tortured is really going about ensuring their protection.
It was also well researched and almost well balanced (in terms of the difference in people interviewed - campaigners, politicians, human rights leaders, etc) for a documentary. And it was most certainly thought provoking, I don't think I'll be able to sleep for hours I'm that pent up over the state of the government right now.
I'd certainly recommend this documentary if you're interested in human rights and politics and I'd recommend it if you weren't. Even if it is not what you are really interested in it will still make you think and hopefully value your civil liberties that little bit more.
June 2, 2008
An excellent film that should be watched by everybody living in the UK. They lose it at the end going on about america but still very interesting.