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The War on Democracy
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(Bullfrog Films, 2007), 1 hour 34 mins
In his second inaugural address, President Bush pledged to 'bring democracy to the world'. In a speech lasting 23 minutes, he mentioned the words 'democracy' and 'liberty' 21 times. Most of the world, it is fair to say, will have recoiled, many in fear...Bush's speech was significant because it finally emptied...
(Bullfrog Films, 2007), 1 hour 34 mins
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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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Priceless
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(Bullfrog Films, 2011), 56 mins

'This film is a clear, well-documented and entertaining look at the way small farmers and our food supply are controlled and harmed by large corporations. It also illuminates the political power of corporate money. Big campaign contributions influence legislation affecting us every day, but Priceless offers hope...

(Bullfrog Films, 2011), 56 mins
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Divide In Concord
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(Reading, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2015), 1 hour 22 mins

'Divide in Concord is a remarkable, beautifully filmed and presented story of the second great battle of Concord, Massachusetts: the battle to ban small single-serve plastic bottles of water. Watch true community democracy in action as a small group of determined citizens fire another shot heard 'round the wor...

(Reading, PA: Bullfrog Films, 2015), 1 hour 22 mins
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Company Town
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(Bullfrog Films, 2017), 1 hour 17 mins

The once free-spirited city of San Francisco is now a 'Company Town,' a playground for tech moguls of the 'sharing economy.' Airbnb is the biggest hotel, Uber privatizes transit. And now these companies want political power as well.Meanwhile, middle class and ethnic communities are driven out by gentrification...

(Bullfrog Films, 2017), 1 hour 17 mins
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How Putin Came to Power
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(Icarus Films, 2007), 53 mins

In August 1999, Vladimir V. Putin, head of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), successor to the KGB, was appointed Prime Minister. On December 31st of that year, Boris Yeltsin announced that Putin would succeed him as President of the Russian Federation. HOW PUTIN CAME TO POWER traces the stunningly rapid a...

(Icarus Films, 2007), 53 mins
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Independent Intervention
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(Bullfrog Films, 2007), 52 mins

'It shows the absolutely critical importance of the independent media, which, in a culture dominated by corporate wealth, gives us hope for democracy.' Howard Zinn, Professor Emeritus of History, Boston University'A damning critique of the mainstream news media's gung-ho coverage of the Iraq invasion.' Joseph Ge...

(Bullfrog Films, 2007), 52 mins
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Early Life 2 - In The Mayor's Footsteps, Peru
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in Early Life 2 - In The Mayor's Footsteps (Bullfrog Films, 2011), 26 mins

'This video presents a vivid snapshot of the unmistakable difficulties for children growing up in a society shattered by decades of turbulence. Viewers will recognize that for some children around the world, the challenges are universal. This film is a sensitive treatment of the value of a solid start in life and...

in Early Life 2 - In The Mayor's Footsteps (Bullfrog Films, 2011), 26 mins
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Antonio Negri
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(Icarus Films, 2005), 53 mins

July 1st, 1997. An elderly man arrives in Italy on a flight from Paris. The special forces of the Carabinieri immediately arrest him. Antonio Negri had returned voluntarily to his home country after 15 years of exile. The newspaper Liberation hails it as, 'The return of the Devil'

Over the years few intellectuals...

(Icarus Films, 2005), 53 mins
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What If Marx Was Right?
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(Icarus Films, 2015), 55 mins

'Paradoxically, we can't really learn that much about socialism or communism or the future from Marx. We can learn a great deal about how capital works.' - Marx historian David Harvey

When the communist systems of the 20th century crumbled, many thought that was the end for Karl Marx as a serious thinker too....

(Icarus Films, 2015), 55 mins
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