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Counting on Democracy
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(Bullfrog Films, 2003), 57 mins

The story of what happened in Florida during the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential race plays like a drama in many acts. From election night, when the three networks erroneously called the state before the polls closed, to 36 days later when the Supreme Court made the highly controversial decision to halt the recount an...

(Bullfrog Films, 2003), 57 mins
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Come Hell or High Water
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(Reading, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2014), 56 mins

'This powerful documentary illustrates a classic case of environmental injustice and exposes raw in-your-face Mississippi racial politics. The film shows a clear connection between exploitation of land and exploitation of people in modern day Mississippi. Turkey Creek residents may have survived slavery, Reconstru...

(Reading, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2014), 56 mins
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Project Z
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(Bullfrog Films, 2015), 1 hour 14 mins

'The 21st century's horror show of automated warfare seemed to come from nowhere. Many of us are still trying to catch up. James Der Derian and Phil Gara are not. Project Z takes us back to the future of post-human warfare, when it was still incipient, before our fate was sealed. In a riveting tour of the labora...

(Bullfrog Films, 2015), 1 hour 14 mins
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With God On Our Side, Episode 6
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in With God On Our Side (Icarus Films, 1996), 57 mins

While George Bush strains to win their trust, Religious Right leaders turn to a new crusade: building a true grassroots power structure from the ashes of the Robertson campaign. The fruit of their efforts, the Christian Coalition, is now one of the most politically adept membership organizations ever. Yet many i...

in With God On Our Side (Icarus Films, 1996), 57 mins
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30 Frames a Second: The WTO in Seattle
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(Bullfrog Films, 2000), 1 hour 14 mins
30 Frames A Second: The WTO in Seattle, is a compelling first-person account of the events that unfolded during the week the World Trade Organization came to Seattle in November of 1999. It's told from the perspective of 15-year veteran network news cameraman Rustin Thompson, who covered the WTO as an independent...
(Bullfrog Films, 2000), 1 hour 14 mins
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Inquiring Nuns, Part I
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in Inquiring Nuns (Kartemquin Films, 1968), 32 mins

This is the first series of person-on-the-street interviews conducted by Sisters Mary Campion and Mary Arne.

Two young nuns explore Chicago, from a supermarket to the Art Institute and in front of churches on Sunday, confronting people with the crucial question, "Are you happy?" They meet a lonely girl, a happy...

in Inquiring Nuns (Kartemquin Films, 1968), 32 mins
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Torture Made in USA
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(KimStim, 2010), 1 hour 26 mins

Mixing stunning archival footage and on the ground detective work, and backed by hard hitting interviews from key administration witnesses such as Colin Powell's former Chief of Staff, Matthew Waxman, former White House advisor to Condoleezza Rice, and former US Navy General Counsel Alberto Mora, as well as Mich...

(KimStim, 2010), 1 hour 26 mins
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We All Fall Down
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(Icarus Films, 2009), 1 hour 6 mins
This timely and informative documentary chronicles the history of America's mortgage finance system, from its origins in the 1930s, when the federal government first made available long-term, fixed-rate loans to new American homeowners, to its current state of crisis, after an excess of risky mortgage financing le...
(Icarus Films, 2009), 1 hour 6 mins
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Love and Solidarity
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(Bullfrog Films), 39 mins
LOVE and SOLIDARITY is an exploration of nonviolence and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson. Lawson provided crucial strategic guidance while working with Martin Luther King, Jr., in southern freedom struggles and the Memphis sanitation strike of 1968. Moving to Los Angeles in 1974, Law...
(Bullfrog Films), 39 mins
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Virtual JFK
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(Bullfrog Films, 2009), 1 hour 20 mins
At the heart of VIRTUAL JFK is the critical question: Does it matter who is President of the United States when it comes to issues of war and peace? It explores this question by investigating one of the most debated 'what if' scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would President John F. Kennedy hav...
(Bullfrog Films, 2009), 1 hour 20 mins
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