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In 2010, the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling gave corporations the same rights as individuals to spend freely, and secretly, on political ads. The result, as uncovered in the new must-see film Citizen Koch, has been the democracy-perverting buying of candidates and elections by companies and the super wealthy looking to enrich themselves without regard to the public good. This vital, angering, yet evenhanded film is ready for you on DVD and Digital Download.
In this searing exposé on the state of democracy in America and the fracturing of the Republican Party, Academy Award-nominated directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin follow the money behind the rise of the Tea Party. Citizen Koch investigates the impact of unlimited, anonymous spending by corporations and billionaires on the electoral process, featuring stories of life-long Republicans whose loyalty is tested when their families become collateral damage in the GOP fight to take organized labor out at the knees.
The politically powerful practices of billionaire industrialist brothers David and Charles Koch are just one aspect of this wide-ranging yet sharply focused documentary. Also brought under the spotlight is the story of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who stripped state workers of their union rights in 2011 in what was much more than a classic face-off between labor and management---it was a bold move designed to weaken his party's political opposition.
Disgusting actions.
Set against the rise of the Tea Party and Occupy movements, the Citizens United ruling, and the 2012 presidential campaign, Citizen Koch documents the consequences for democracy when private interests determine who is elected to supposedly represent all members of the public.
Alternately terrifying and funny, Citizen Koch is an essential and powerful portrait of our political times.

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