Documentaries about Elections & Democracy
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Answering the Call
Fifty one years ago, the nation watched in horror as bloody images of police attacks on civil rights protestors in Selma, Alabama aired on television. John Witeck...
Still Berning (2016)
Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic presidential primary to Hillary Clinton. But it was a glorious loss. And it has become a beginning, not an end. The end of the Bernie Sanders...
UNCOUNTED: The Story of the California Primary (2016)
In an extensive mini-documentary by Rogue Kite Productions and The Young Turks, we tell you the true story of what happened leading up to and after the California Democratic...
Hillary Clinton's Business of Corporate Shilling & War Making (2016)
Digging deep into Hillary's connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton's multi-million-dollar political machine operates.  This episode chronicles the...
The Mad World of Donald Trump (2016)
Matt Frei enters the colourful and mad world of presidential hopeful, Donald Trump - whose meteoric political rise comes amid one of the most controversial political campaigns...
#ThisIsACoup - How The EU Destroyed the First Radical Left Gov in Modern History (2015)
Director Theopi Skarlatos and producer Paul Mason present #ThisIsACoup, a four part documentary series telling the story of how the European Union destroyed the first radical...
Reykjavik Rising (2015)
In October 2008 Iceland was hit with one of the biggest financial disasters any nation in the world had experienced. In response, citizens took to the streets creating what is...
Whoa Canada (2015)
“Whoa Canada” is about Canada’s surveillance programs in an era of climate change. We’ve interviewed some of the countries leading experts and people who have actually been...
Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley (2015)
It is June 28th, 2009. The people of Honduras are preparing to vote in their country's first-ever referendum. However, instead of waking up to ballot boxes they rise to find...
Can We Do It Ourselves? (2015)
Within modern life exists a paradox: we celebrate democracy as a political system, but not as an economic system, even though our workplaces have a far greater impact on our...
The Square (2013)
The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster for a number of years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man...
Koch Brothers EXPOSED (2014)
Billionaires David and Charles Koch have been handed the ability to buy our democracy in the form of giant checks to the House, Senate, and soon, possibly even the...
Legalize Democracy (2014)
Legalize Democracy is a documentary film by Dennis Trainor, Jr. about a movement to amend the U.S. Constitution so that Corporations are not considered people, and money is not...
Reclaiming Their Voice: The Native American Vote in New Mexico & Beyond (2010)
Narrated by Peter Coyote, this OSCAR-nominated, EMMY-winning film by Dorothy Fadiman follows Native Americans in New Mexico taking a stand against injustice in the political...
The Untold History of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party
I wish my teachers had shown me documentaries like this when I was in school. Everything I was taught in school about government and politics was how things "should be...
Counter-Intelligence: Shining a Light on Black Operations (2013)
An extraordinary work by a gifted filmmaker, "Counter-Intelligence" shines sunlight into the darkest crevices of empire run amok. The film vividly exposes a monstrous and...
The Money Lobby (2013)
The Money Lobby examines how Political Action Committees (PACs) and Super PACs have managed to monopolize the political discourse in the US in favor of a privileged...
Street Fight (2005)
Nominated for an Academy Award, this film chronicles the hard-fought campaign for mayor of Newark, New Jersey, by Corey Booker, a young community activist and City Council...
Who Rules America? (2012)
Welcome to Wall Street – the epicenter of financial power in America, perhaps the money capital of the world. The globally oriented financial firms, based in the New York...
Four Horsemen (2012)
The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists...
Priceless (2012)
PRICELE$$ is a filmmaker’s personal journey across America to answer a burning question: why are some of our government’s most basic policies, like food and energy, so...
RzUP: A Cure-all for Electile Dysfunction (2012)
No matter who's elected, the system wins, so we may as well die bold (laughing). Electile Dysfunction is 45 minutes of remix video art bringing you the best political...
Disenfranchised in America (2012)
New legislation across the US could have a huge impact on the country’s 2012 presidential elections. Largely Republican politicians have passed a range of new voting laws that...
Pots, Pans and Other Solutions (2012)
In Iceland, the first European country to wake up to an economic crash, people became aware that they could and should intervene in society and started demanding more...
Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections (2008)
UNCOUNTED is an explosive new documentary that shows how the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 - and now looms as...
Lifting the Veil:  Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy (2011)
This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the "graveyard of social movements", the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the absurd...
Ethos (2010)
Ethos, a powerful documentary hosted by Woody Harrelson, is an investigation into the flaws in our systems, and the mechanisms that work against democracy, our environment and...
Rich Media, Poor Democracy (2003)
If a key indicator of the health of a democracy is the state of its journalism, the United States is in deep trouble. In Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney lays the...
The Shock Doctrine (2009)
An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.
South of The Border (2010)
There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and...
The War On Democracy (2007)
'The War On Democracy' (2007) was John Pilger's first for cinema. It explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela...
For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty (2009)
As the 2007-08 presidential campaign cycle offered up the usual slate of Washington insiders, Ron Paul, an obscure Congressman from Texas brought an alternative voice that...
The End of America (2008)
Wolf's impassioned arguments prove totally compelling, and the filmmakers' accompanying illustrations transport her comparisons from the abstract to the historic...
Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas (2008)
From Venezuela's Communal Councils, to Brazil's Participatory Budgeting; from Constitutional Assemblies to grassroots movements, recuperated factories to cooperatives across...
Stealing America: Vote by Vote (2008)
STEALING AMERICA unveils patterns of anomalies at every level of the electoral process. Controversial partnerships perpetuate a secretive environment, as relevant facts and...
American Blackout (2006)
Whatever you think you know about our election systems or Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, this film will make you question further why the news media fails to accurately...
Hacking Democracy (2006)
Hacking Democracy filmed over 3 years, first shown on HBO (a unit of Time Warner) in 2006 and released on DVD in 2007. The film reveals many strange facts about paperless (or...