Director John Walter's film “Some Assembly Required” probes the conflict between the right of assembly and matters of security as it follows the activities of protesters at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.
Mario Van Peebles' documentary “Poetic License” looks at the controversy surrounding work by political activist and poet Amiri Baraka, including a poem called “Somebody Blew Up America” that was written after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The poem was criticized by some for containing content that seemed to be anti-Semitic.
The documentary “Fox vs. Franken” by Chris Hegedus and Nick Doob recalls the legal battle between the Fox News Network and satirist Al Franken over Franken's book “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.” Fox argued that “fair and balanced” in the book's title might confuse readers into thinking the comedian was affiliated with the network. U.S. District Court Judge Denny Chin deemed the book title a parody deserving of First Amendment protection.