This is America

Institute History

  • 2012 Sundance Documentary Film Grant


This is America tackles the corporate takeover of the American Electoral system and the growing disenfranchisement – and disenchantment – of the American voter. By documenting the upcoming $3 billion dollar election and the third party groups from across the political spectrum fighting to have their voices heard, we expose the fictions underpinning our system of "free and fair" elections and the high cost of our continued apathy.


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