A film by Brian Knappenberger, the Netflix documentary
Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
examines the perils and duties of the free press in an age of inequality. The trial between wrestler Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, but ended up as a case study in how big money can silence media through legal means.
Davey Alba, who covered the Gawker case, and Angela Watercutter, who has written about Knappenberger's previous work
"I think this film does one very important thing: It creates a time capsule of this era of public discourse," Watercutter says. "If, 20 or 50 years from now, the media landscape looks very different than it does today, we can go back and watch
and understand why. Hell, by then we'll probably all be watching Netflix on our Facebook-issued WonderWalls. Thanks again, Peter Thiel!"