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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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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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Gore Vidal
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(Bullfrog Films, 2014), 1 hour 29 mins
the film is impressive in the balance and nuance it achieves, presenting a subtler version of Vidal beyond the practiced personality he contrived and performed for the popular media and public display, and presents a sophisticated portrait of an intellectually sophisticated and challenging thinker and writer - a p...
(Bullfrog Films, 2014), 1 hour 29 mins
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No Umbrella
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(Bullfrog Films, 2006), 26 mins

No Umbrella - Election Day in the City is an unblinking look at the 2004 US Election Day failures in one of Ohio's poorest neighborhoods. In the most hotly contested state in the country, gridlock at inner city polls ignites tempers and sets off charges of conspiracy. No Umbrella drops us squarely into the chao...

(Bullfrog Films, 2006), 26 mins
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Mayan Voices: American Lives
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(Icarus Films, 1994), 58 mins

'A wonderful resource for teachers, students, policy makers, and ordinary citizens who want to better understand the dynamics of the 'new immigration' to the U.S. and its impact on American communities.'-Norma Stoltz Chinchilla, Professor of Sociology, California State University Long Beach'A wonderful look from...

(Icarus Films, 1994), 58 mins
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Made Over in America
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(New York, NY - Brooklyn: Icarus Films, 2007), 1 hour 26 mins
In the age of surgically enhanced beauty and reality television, how do we perceive body image? MADE OVER IN AMERICA combines the style of reality television with experimental film to weave together the voices of producers and consumers, surgeons and their patients, clinical psychologists, media theorists, and y...
(New York, NY - Brooklyn: Icarus Films, 2007), 1 hour 26 mins
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Save Our Land, Save Our Towns
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(Bullfrog Films, 2001), 56 mins

Vibrant towns or sprawl? Small town newsman (and Pulitzer Prize winner) Tom Hylton explores how America can save its cities, towns, and countryside in this one-hour program.

Save Our Land, Save Our Towns taps into a growing concern about sprawl among ordinary Americans. A poll by the Pew Center for Civic Journa...

(Bullfrog Films, 2001), 56 mins
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