Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Director: Greg Palast, William Karel

Cast: Greg Palast, William Karel, Greg Palast

     
 

Based on author and activist Greg Palast's book of the same name, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy takes a hard look at the role of business in the American justice system and alleges that many companies' motives are not only impure, but a detriment to society as a whole and a testament that the U.S. may not be as free a country as many believe. Among theSee more details below

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Based on author and activist Greg Palast's book of the same name, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy takes a hard look at the role of business in the American justice system and alleges that many companies' motives are not only impure, but a detriment to society as a whole and a testament that the U.S. may not be as free a country as many believe. Among the companies profiled are Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, the Goliath drug company that Palast claims knowingly exported faulty drugs and medical equipment to third world countries, as well as DBT, which contributed largely to the infamous Florida felon's list that kept thousands of African-American voters away from the polls in the hotly contested state of Florida during the 2000 election.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
UPC:
0826262000691
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Disinformation
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:12:00
Sales rank:
65,831

Special Features

Interview with Greg Palast revealing political paybacks and human cost; the state of journalism and the media in the US; the 2000 election debacle; and the Help America Vote Act and computerized voting; Interactive documents - this exclusive bonus feature allows viewers to look closer at the trail of money and political paybacks that are second nature within the Bush Family's political practices. See the documents Palast uncovers in the film and from his internationally best-selling book, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. As you search through pages of "secret" contracts, internal menos, minutes from closed door meetings, and more-you can read excerpts from Palast's bestseller, watch the video reels, and listen to the audio descriptions that will help explain what these documents mean and how they affect you. This bonus section also features montage art from the world renowned artist, Winston Smith, (DVD-ROM - will only play in a computer with DVD-ROM drive. See Read Me file for instructions (MAC and PC))

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Bush Family Fortunes [5:01]
2. The War Hero [8:49]
3. The Candidate [10:35]
4. The Money [11:59]
5. The Oil [5:39]
6. The Connection [9:39]
7. The Plan: Iraq [5:27]
8. End Credits [3:52]

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