Screen/Society--Rights! Camera! Action!--"Our Brand is Crisis"
Film Screening -- "Our Brand is Crisis" (Rachel Boynton, 2005, 87 min, USA, in English & Spanish w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD) Filmmaker Rachel Boynton follows a crack team of U.S. Democratic political consultants as they strategize for a struggling Bolivian presidential candidate in this eye-opening glimpse at the Americanization of international politics. Boynton uses intimate access to think sessions, media training, and smear campaign planning meetings to show how the consultants' strategies shape the relationship between candidate and voter. With James Carville, Tad Devine, and Jeremy Rosner. "...will pack a punch with even the most informed viewer" (The New York Times). -- Discussion to follow -- Part of the Rights! Camera! Action! Series