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Best of Enemies

by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

Legendary nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, defined a new era of public discourse in the media, the moment TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle.

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Better This World

by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega

Two childhood friends from Midland, Texas fall under the sway of a charismatic revolutionary who leads them down a path that changes their lives forever.


Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?

by Frank Popper

Follow the 2004 Missouri Democratic primary to replace retiring former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt from inside the campaign of Jeff Smith, a 29-year-old part time political science teacher.

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Election Day

by Arts Engine Inc. and Big Mouth Films

Election Day follows a dozen American citizens over the course of 24 hours on November 2, 2004. Uplifting yet troubling, their experiences offer rare insight into a hallowed American ritual.


Jesus Politics, the Bible, & the Ballot

by Ilan Ziv

In Jesus Politics, the Bible, & the Ballot, Israeli filmmaker Ilan Ziv goes on a 2,000-mile journey across the country stopping at isolated towns and farms, rural churches and mosques to discover the complex relationship between faith and politics during the 2008 presidential primary elections.

Recalling Orange County

by Mylene Moreno

Examining the fierce recall election of Nativo Lopez, a school board leader and immigrant rights activist, Recalling Orange County reveals both the cultural chasm and surprising alliances between the suburban establishment and a growing Latino community.


The Revisionaries

by Scott Thurman

The theory of evolution and U.S. history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America’s most influential board of education.

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Taking on the Kennedys

by Joshua Seftel

The political baptism of Kevin Vigilante, who challenged Patrick Kennedy for a seat in the U.S. House.


Town Hall

by Sierra Pettengill and Jamila Wignot

Gathering under the banner of the Tea Party, Katy and John are angry and believe America's salvation lies in a return to true conservative values. Town Hall is an intimate look at two years in the lives of these activists as they fight to preserve their vision.

America ReFramed

An Unreasonable Man

by Stephen Skrovan and Henriette Mantel

An Unreasonable Man takes an unsparing look at Ralph Nader, one of the most important and controversial political figures of our time.

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