IRAQ FOR SALE: The War Profiteers is the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war. Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.
THE BIG BUY: Tom DeLay's Stolen Congress is the story of how he did just that. It's the story of one of the most blatant power grabs in American history, and how a District Attorney in Texas turned out to be the biggest threat to the national DeLay Machine. The film is a warning about how easy it is for American democracy to be hijacked by a combination of relentless ambition and corporate millions. It makes the case that DeLay built a "custom-made Congress" that is still providing votes for his agenda.
WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price takes the viewer on a deeply personal journey into the everyday lives of families struggling to fight goliath. From a small business owner in the Midwest to a preacher in California, from workers in Florida to a poet in Mexico, dozens of film crews on three continents bring the intensely personal stories of an assault on families and American values. Produced and Directed by Robert Greenwald.
Don't miss the "UN" series - Robert Greenwald Productions
trilogy exposing the decline of American Democracy:
- Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election exposes
the exact mechanisms used by the Republicans to steal the election in November
of 2000. Produced and Directed by Joan Sekler and Richard R. Pérez.
- Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War deals
with how the Bush Administration manipulated and lied to maneuver themselves
into the Iraq War. Produced and Directed by Robert Greenwald.
- Unconstitutional, soon to
be released, deals with how the Administration has cynically used the 9/11
tragedy to erode Civil Rights and quash dissent. Produced and Directed
by Nonny de la Peña.
- Sweet Jesus I Hate Bill O'Reilly takes a close look at O’Reilly’s own assertions and arguments — taken from his TV and radio shows, books and columns — to expose him for what he is: a self-righteous boob and a sham newsman. The ongoing themes explored in Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly are that O’Reilly is a bit crazy, not all that sharp and, as the authors put it, about "as self-aware as a legume." The result is a hilariously funny book, a great read for anyone who enjoys seeing a puffed-up blowhard taken down a notch or two — whether they’re an O’Reilly hater, fan, or something in between.
- Weapons of Mass Deception -- There were two wars going on in Iraq - one was fought with armies of soldiers, bombs and a fearsome military force. The other was fought alongside it with cameras, satellites, armies of journalists and propaganda techniques. One war was rationalized as an effort to find and disarm WMDs - Weapons of Mass Destruction; the other was carried out by even more powerful WMDs, Weapons of Mass Deception.
- A Patriot Act is a bold, funny and ultimately chilling film that uses news clips, historical documents and other factually verifiable sources to reveal the threats our Constitution is facing under the current administration. It examines the hidden motives behind their open contempt for fundamental civil rights, their blatant lies to garner support for a pre-emptive war, their relentless attacks on the environment, their unapologetic pandering to their wealthy "base" and their corporate sponsors.
- The Corporation is a darkly amusing account of the institution's evolution as a legal "person," THE CORPORATION is a powerful indictment of the roots of corporate power. So, what kind of person is it? The filmmakers conclude that a person whose prime directive is to produce ever-increasing profit for it's shareholders -- regardless of the cost to people or the planet -- fits the diagnostic criteria of a psychopath. Featuring interviews with CEO's and top-level executives from some of the worlds largest corporations and critical thinkers: Noam Chomsky, Peter Drucker, Milton Friedman, Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Steve Wilson, Jane Akre and muckraking filmmaker Michael Moore.
- Orwell Rolls in his Grave is the consummate critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. Asking whether America has entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth, Pappas explores what the media doesn't talk about: itself.
- Bush's Brain is a documentary that introduces the country to Karl Rove, the man known as "Bush's Brain", the most powerful political figure America has never heard of, the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain of today's Presidential politics. It is based on the best-selling book BUSH'S BRAIN (Wiley, 2003) by journalists James Moore and Wayne Slater.
||Fat Wreck Chords working with Punkvoter.com has created Rock Against Bush Vol. II. (Rock Against Bush Vol 1 sold over 200,000 copies). Please help support this cause by buying a copy for that young punk fan in your life. It retails nationally for under $9.00 on August 10th and will send a strong message to DC! This is an entirely new line-up of artists that donated songs to Rock Against Bush including multi-platinum punkers Green Day, Grammy award winning Foo Fighters, ska-punk all-stars No Doubt as well as long-revered and respected bands like Bad Religion, Rancid, Sleater-Kinney, Dropkick Murphys and Operation Ivy. Of the 28 total tracks, this massive comp boasts 20 unreleased or rare songs. Vol. II comes with an amazing DVD that includes six political documentary trailers (Uncovered, Unprecedented, Unconstitutional, Honor Betrayed, Indy Media in the Time of War, & Fixed in Florida) three anti-bush comedy pieces, and five music videos. It is packaged with an informational booklet of eye-opening facts, ways to take action, and political opinions from the artists! Complete track listing.
- The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly
Written by FAIR's Peter Hart, the book sets the record straight on the errors and inconsistencies on the most-watched program on cable news.
- Music Supervision: The Complete Guide to Selecting and Licensing Music & Sound Design for Media
Music supervision, or matching music to TV, live events, film, video games, ring tones, and a host of other media, is one
of the fastest-growing careers in the music industry. But finding the winning song for a national ad campaign or compiling a
platinum movie soundtrack takes more than just good taste: music supervision today requires serious multitasking and
the ability to navigate licensing, relationships, and cultural trends with ease. This book guides you
through real-world scenarios and legal landmines, explores sound design, profiles key players with insightful
interviews, and provides project form templates that will save time for seasoned music supervisors.
Composers, bands, DJ's and producers also get valuable tips for connecting with music supervisors, who are being
called "The New A&R". For those who want to break into the field of music supervision, this book tells you how to get the job.
- Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media. Author Jeff Cohen takes you inside TV news and the conservative biases, timidity and tabloidism that dominate it. Few media critics have been afforded an intimate, on-the-job view of the outlets they condemn, but Cohen -- who founded the media watch group FAIR -- spent years at CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. He was a senior producer at MSNBC’s Donahue during the run-up to the Iraq war, and witnessed war-enabling bias and censorship firsthand. He tells all in a biting, humorous paperback taking aim at the entire rightwing hot-air brigade that Cohen saw up close: O'Reilly, Hannity, Buchanan, Novak, Falwell, etc. (Ann Coulter wouldn’t debate him.) The book includes a foreword by Jim Hightower.