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Title:
Citizen Koch
Author:
Deal, Carl, film director.
Publication Information:
[Orland Park, Illinois] : MPI Home Video, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In this searing expose on the state of democracy in America and the fracturing of the Republican Party, directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin follow the money behind the rise of the Tea Party. Alternately terrifying and funny, documentary is an essential and powerful portrait of our political times.
General Note:
Originally produced in 2013.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780788617928
UPC:
030306720197
Format :
DVD

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In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court made one of its most polarizing decisions via Citizens United: the justices voted to lift a 100-year-plus ban on unlimited spending on elections. This opened the floodgates to massive political corruption by enabling special-interest campaign finance. Ultimately, the conflict came to a head in Wisconsin; Governor Scott Walker, undergirded by monies from out-of-state billionaires, forcibly removed union rights from state employees in 2011. As co-directed by Carl Deal and Tia Lessin, this documentary travels inside of the controversy. The filmmakers visit Wisconsin and speak with furious residents, including Republicans now fiercely divided over whether to support Tea Party favorite Walker's reelection. Later, the film ventures to Louisiana, where ex-governor Buddy Roemer aggressively rejects donations over $100 and gets trounced by PAC-supported opponents. Ultimately, Deal and Lessin raise serious questions about whether regular citizens or special interest groups have greater voting power. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi