Citizen Koch


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Film Info
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Release Year:2012
Runtime:87 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Carl Deal
Tia Lessin
Produced by:Gillian Caldwell
Carl Deal
Tia Lessin
Screenwriter:Carl Deal
Tia Lessin
Cinematography:Joan Churchill
Nadia Hallgren
Bill Turnley
Editing By:Lisa Palattella
Music By:Niel Davidge


In 2010, the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Citizens United v. FEC lifted a century-long restriction on corporate election spending, marking a new era in the ability of the wealthy -and immensely wealthy in particular- to cast their influence over the American political sphere, threatening democracy as we know it. Filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin (“Trouble the Water,” TCFF ‘08) shine a light on the aftermath of the ruling by following the standoff between Wisconsin state employees and Republican Governor Scott Walker, who was bankrolled by billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch. This politically charged doc recently had its funding cut by PBS, who feared that by showing the film they would upset David Koch-one of PBS affiliate WNET’s largest contributors. In Person: Directors Carl Deal & Tia Lessin; subject Brian Cunningham (Sat & Sun).