[Astro] turf wars : how corporate America is faking a grassroots revolution

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  • Creator a Larrikin Films production ; a Taki Oldham film ; filmed, directed, edited, produced by Taki Oldham
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia : Larrikin Films ; [Place of publication not identified] : distributed by Kunaki, LLC, [2010] ©2010
  • Physical Details
    • 1 DVD (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn694852127

Summary

  • "From the tea parties to healthcare and climate change, America's conservative citizens revolted against President Obama's reform agenda. But just how real were the roots of this supposedly grassroots uprising? Was it, in fact, an example of 'astroturfing'? -- The practice of manufacturing citizens groups for the purpose of delivering corporate messages. Curious to find out, Austrialian filmmaker Taki Oldham went undercover to investigate. What he found was astroturfing on a scale greater than he could have imagined, threatening not only the health of American democracy, but that of its citizens and the planet as a whole."--Container.

Notes

  • Title from container.
  • Unrated.
  • "Astroturf = Fake Grassroots Citizens Groups"--Container.
  • Also issued in a condensed version (60 min.) distributed by Media Education Foundation under the title, Billionaires' tea party.
  • DVD-R ; Dolby Digital ; NTSC ; All regions ; anamorphic widescreen presentation.
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