With commentary from soldiers on both sides of the conflict, filmmaker Kevin Booth’s incisive documentary wades into the murky waters of the American war on drugs, the longest and costliest war in U.S. history.
AMERICAN COUP tells the story of the first coup ever carried out by the CIA – Iran, 1953. Explores the blowback from this seminal event, as well as the coup’s lingering effects on the present US-Iranian relationship. Includes a segment on the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis and its relation to the 1953 coup. Concludes with a section on the recent Iranian presidential election. Contains interviews with noted Middle East experts and historians and prominent public figures such as Stephen Kinzer (author, All The Shah’s Men), Prof. Ervand Abrahamian, Trita Parsi, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Ted Koppel and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. With Iranian cinematography by James Longley.
Riveting look at the politics, big business and the medical industry that has made America the most prescription-addicted society in the world. America is less than 5% of the World’s population but consumes 80% of the World’s prescription narcotics. We have gone from being the land of the free to the land of the addicted.
Science fiction turns into disturbing fact as forecasting softwares, algorithms and databases quickly become the new fortune-tellers for future crimes, driving us to ask: how much are we willing to abandon for the sake of security?
Money for Nothing interviews former governors of the Federal Reserve, macroeconomists and features interviews with former Chairman Paul Volker and current Chairwoman Janet Yellen. The film takes a historically objective examination of the decisions, and their consequences, made by Federal Reserve policymakers. Money for Nothing leaves the viewer as the Federal Reserve attempts a return towards ‘normalization,’ concluding we as a global-economy face a new unprecedented age of monetary policy.
Since World War II, the United States has been almost constantly involved in combat, active participants in a string of wars fought entirely on foreign shores. Eugene Jarecki’s documentary examines this phenomenon outside of partisan bickering, thoughtfully exploring what Eisenhower called “the business of war.” Speaking to veterans of wars in Vietnam and Iraq, as well as military experts and journalists, the film discusses defense spending, foreign policy and the military-industrial complex.