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Comedian and podcaster Adam Carolla and radio host Dennis Prager have been filming their movie about political correctness at universities for several months, but now they have launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for the documentary.
In No Safe Spaces, the filmmakers visit California State University, Northridge (where they were originally rebuffed) and accompany Ann Coulter on her April visit to U.C. Berkeley, where she wasn’t allowed to speak due to threats of violence.
Now, though, the filmmakers are looking to raise $500,000, which will then be matched by another $500,000 from Dangerous Documentaries, the movie production arm of the Capital Research Center, which calls itself an “investigative think tank.”
No Safe Spaces derives its name from universities’ “Safe Spaces,” where students can retreat in order to play with toys, snuggle with dogs and cats (sometimes real, sometimes stuffed) and mold things out of Play-Doh.
A three-minute video pitch to raise money at Indiegogo features a faux college administrator declaring: “Our commitment to diversity means that nobody graduates until they think just the right way.”
The video, embedded below, also features white students at “Utopia U” claiming to be black or Hispanic, followed by Carolla exclaiming: “That doesn’t even look like parody to me. You could run that after Don Lemon’s show on CNN and it would just play as a commercial.”
No Safe Spaces is produced by Mark Joseph, whose recent projects include The Vessel starring Martin Sheen and Max Rose starring Jerry Lewis. It’s directed by Justin Folk, a former crewmember on blockbusters like The Matrix Trilogy who co-founded Madison McQueen, a maker of conservative-leaning TV commercials.
“This is a story that must be told because the future of our country literally depends on what happens on these campuses,” said Prager. “If these students don’t understand the very concept of free speech, our whole nation is in trouble.”
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