Citizen Koch

 

Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 87 minutes

Recent politics have been triumphant for some and terrifying for others, but everybody seems willing to agree on one thing: something is fundamentally wrong. Many believe the template for that something is the effort to purchase the democratic process that began with Americans for Prosperity and the controversial Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court. This clear and remarkably assembled documentary takes the circus-like whirlwind of events and characters and puts it into a comprehensive and lucid timeframe. Using recent events in Wisconsin as its primary focus, CITIZEN KOCH truly “follows the money.” We begin to see how the fragments and noise coalesce around a handful of very rich, very powerful individuals who have a specific vision of our country and are willing to pay any price to see it made real. Conservative, Liberal, or just plain Sick Of It All, this film will open the eyes and raise the blood pressure of every citizen concerned about how muted their voices may become. – C.R.

Directors
Carl Deal, Tia Lessin

Producers
Tia Lessin, Carl Deal, Gillian Caldwell

Screenwriting
Carl Deal, Tia Lessin

Cinematography
Joan Churchill, Nadia Hallgren, Bill Turnley

Editing
Lisa Palattella

Director Bio
Carl Deal is a technician, producer, writer, and director. Tia Lessin is a writer, producer, and director. They have collaborated on productions for television and for director Michael Moore. They were nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary feature. And they have won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and were nominated again this year for CITIZEN KOCH.

Select Filmography
"Trouble The Water" (2008), CITIZEN KOCH (2013)

Print Source

Bayside Productions

tia@elsewherefilms.org

www.citizenkoch.com

Community Partner

League of Women Voters

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