This documentary takes a nonpartisn, clear-eyed look at the secrecy, cronyism, and incompetence of elections in present-day America as it captures a citizen's movement intent on taking back elections and democracy itself.
Examines the contemporary tactics used to control our democratic process and silence political dissent. Chronicles the patterns of voter disenfranchisement from Florida 2000 to Ohio 2004 while following the story of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.
Traces Michael Moore's 62-city tour of the swing states during the 2004 Presidential election ... Moore's goal was to convince millions of non-voting 'slackers' - mostly between the ages of 18-29 - to give voting a try.
Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
An investigation of how the U.S. struggled to confront Vladimir Putin over Russian involvement in the 2016 election, how revenge may have motivated Putin to target American democracy, and the U.S. responses under Presidents Obama and Trump.
follows the campaign of a woman running for State Senate in New York City as women around her from the left and right of the spectrum try to explain how women can be the majority of the population at 52% but run nothing.
Openly LGBT elected officials at all levels and from across the country share their stories of self-doubt and triumph over multiple barriers ranging from race and poverty to gender and sexual orientation.
United States Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer talk about the Constitution and discuss why we have and need a constitution, what federalism is, how implicit and explicit rights are defined and how separation of powers ensures that no one branch of government obtains too much power.
The film examines how President Obama's promise of change and unity collided with racial and political realities. Part Two examines racial tensions in America, the war for control of the GOP, and the growing dysfunction in Washington.
This documentary follows the 1972 campaign waged by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party's nomination for United States President. Chisholm first made her mark on American political history when, in 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York.
An exposé on the state of American democracy and the fracturing of the Republican Party, Citizen Koch investigates the money behind the Tea Party and traces the impact of unlimited election spending by corporations and billionaires.
Documentary about a penniless former Catholic priest who runs for the US Senate in his home state of Wyoming, inspiring a ragtag band of idealistic volunteers determined to shake up the political status quo. Challenging the belief that our political process is fair and democratic, the film explores the question of how an honest and sincere person without money can make a difference running for higher office, and more broadly, whether, in the spirit of Don Quixote, it is worth fighting an unbeatable foe and dreaming an impossible dream
Every decade, the major political parties gear up for a cartographic war that determines who gets to control Congress for the next ten years, and possibly more. It is the ultimate political weapon: the ability to directly determine the outcomes of elections and it is perfectly legal.
Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America.
In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man, naive Marty Huggins, is director of the local Tourism Center.
Call Number: DVD 11213 and eVideo (through 8/31/21)
Publication Date: 2011
During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency.
When the President is caught in a sex scandal less than 2 weeks before the election, "Mr. Fix-it" decides they need a war to distract the public's attention and he calls on Hollywood's top producer to create it.
He was where he shouldn't have been and saw what he shouldn't have seen. Now, who will believe the word of a career thief and ex-con when he says he saw a woman killed, and that the man responsible for her death is the President of the United States?
U.S. President Judson Hammond, a corrupt politician, survives an auto accident to miraculously become virtuous, proclaiming himself dictator, curing the Depression, subduing organized crime, and attaining world peace.
A U.S. Army platoon, captured in the Korean conflict, is whisked to Manchuria for experimental drug-and-hypnosis-induced conditioning to carry out the orders of the enemy upon release. When a decorated Korean War veteran who has been brainwashed starts to commit political assassinations, his old military commander begins to suspect and must stop him.
Call Number: DVD 1908; HDDVD 10; eVideo (until 8/31/21)
Publication Date: 1964
Chaos erupts when a general orders an attack on the Russians, which subsequently will trigger the Russian "Doomsday Device." The President and his aides struggle to find a way to stop the impending doom.