Description

Truth and Power is a documentary series that tells the stories of ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to uncover abuses of power by the government and private institutions. With a commitment to investigative journalism, the series addresses the important issues in greater depth than traditional mainstream media. The subjects, who range from an ex-con turned whistleblower to a Harvard egghead turned politico, are varied, but their compelling David vs. Goliath narratives all turn on the same question: how can Americans preserve civil liberties in the modern age? Intimate interviews, original footage and innovative graphics unravel answers to that complex question. Executive producer, award-winning filmmaker Brian Knappenberger (The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz), brings muckraking journalism to the digital age in this new groundbreaking series. He and the team behind Truth and Power ask experts tough questions and unearth primary documents to put headlines and new information into crucial context.

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Description

Truth and Power is a documentary series that tells the stories of ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to uncover abuses of power by the government and private institutions. With a commitment to investigative journalism, the series addresses the important issues in greater depth than traditional mainstream media. The subjects, who range from an ex-con turned whistleblower to a Harvard egghead turned politico, are varied, but their compelling David vs. Goliath narratives all turn on the same question: how can Americans preserve civil liberties in the modern age? Intimate interviews, original footage and innovative graphics unravel answers to that complex question. Executive producer, award-winning filmmaker Brian Knappenberger (The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz), brings muckraking journalism to the digital age in this new groundbreaking series. He and the team behind Truth and Power ask experts tough questions and unearth primary documents to put headlines and new information into crucial context.

    • EPISODE 1

    #BlackLivesMatter

    A group of young activists ignited a twenty-first century civil rights movement with Black Lives Matter and now the FBI, along with local law enforcement, is tracking their organization’s every move.

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    • 21 Minutes

    A group of young activists ignited a twenty-first century civil rights movement with Black Lives Matter and now the FBI, along with local law enforcement, is tracking their organization’s every move.

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    Government-Sponsored Spyware

    The lucrative and growing business of government-sponsored spyware is examined through the eyes of two young Moroccan activists and the team of innovative hackers who uncovered the source of their online surveillance.

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    The lucrative and growing business of government-sponsored spyware is examined through the eyes of two young Moroccan activists and the team of innovative hackers who uncovered the source of their online surveillance.

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    • 21 Minutes
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    The Stingray

    Daniel Rigmaiden, a convicted felon turned whistleblower, discovers a secret government technology intercepting his personal information and publicly exposes the collection of unsuspecting Americans’ private information.

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    Daniel Rigmaiden, a convicted felon turned whistleblower, discovers a secret government technology intercepting his personal information and publicly exposes the collection of unsuspecting Americans’ private information.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Prisoners for Sale

    Two former prisoners turned muckraking journalists explore the question: what happens when multi-billion dollar companies treat human beings as revenue streams?

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    Two former prisoners turned muckraking journalists explore the question: what happens when multi-billion dollar companies treat human beings as revenue streams?

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    Activists or Terrorists

    A journalist and a punk-rocker academic team up to use freedom of information laws to uncover a troubling link between the U.S. government and big agriculture, which target animal rights activists.

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    A journalist and a punk-rocker academic team up to use freedom of information laws to uncover a troubling link between the U.S. government and big agriculture, which target animal rights activists.

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    Shooting the Messenger

    Equipped only with smart phones, citizen journalists expose controversial police tactics. They set out to effect change within law enforcement with their bold guerilla reporting and, along the way, forever change how the public gets information.

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    • 21 Minutes

    Equipped only with smart phones, citizen journalists expose controversial police tactics. They set out to effect change within law enforcement with their bold guerilla reporting and, along the way, forever change how the public gets information.

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    Hacking the Presidency

    A Harvard professor ventures out of the Ivory Tower and leaps head-first into the cutthroat race for the presidency with a bold goal: to completely overhaul the campaign finance system.

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    A Harvard professor ventures out of the Ivory Tower and leaps head-first into the cutthroat race for the presidency with a bold goal: to completely overhaul the campaign finance system.

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    • EPISODE 8

    Data Vampires

    A diverse group of civil liberties advocates come together to battle data vampires, little known corporate entities that gather and manipulate people’s personal information in an effort to influence consumer behavior with startling specificity.

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    A diverse group of civil liberties advocates come together to battle data vampires, little known corporate entities that gather and manipulate people’s personal information in an effort to influence consumer behavior with startling specificity.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Camp Justice

    A small chain of islands in the Indian Ocean was the site of closely guarded secrets from the War on Terror. The island’s native inhabitants, and their advocates, fight to uncover the island’s role in that war and regain access to their homeland.

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    A small chain of islands in the Indian Ocean was the site of closely guarded secrets from the War on Terror. The island’s native inhabitants, and their advocates, fight to uncover the island’s role in that war and regain access to their homeland.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    Flying Robots

    Drones already cloud America’s skies, but will weaponized drones, already used by the military, become commonplace? A group of activists battle to regulate this Wild West of tech.

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    Drones already cloud America’s skies, but will weaponized drones, already used by the military, become commonplace? A group of activists battle to regulate this Wild West of tech.

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