Yesterday, I learned that Frances Causey's documentary film, Heist: Who Stole the American Dream will be broadcast October 2 on Link-TV.
Frances Causey is on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Center for Investigative Journalism and was a consulting producer on John Dougherty's documentary Cyanide Beach.
Frances Causey is a documentary filmmaker and public interest journalist who began her career with CNN where she spent 14 years as both Senior National Desk Editor and Field Producer. Frances was a senior member of a team honored with two News and Documentary Emmys for coverage of the Olympic Park and Oklahoma City bombings. Her latest film Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? is being distributed worldwide and will premiere on American television on October 2, 2012. Frances was recently honored with Canada’s Women’s International Film and Television Jury Award for her work on Heist.Reviews include:
HEIST..."has the virtue of taking the long view of a crisis that recent films like “Inside Job” and “Too Big to Fail” have only sketchily explored. It makes a strong case that government regulation of business is essential for democracy to flourish. It makes a strong case that government regulation of business is essential for democracy to flourish." -- Stephen Holden, New York Times
"HEIST earnestly paints the picture of a democracy slowly and methodically being nudged toward oligarchy with help from all sides." -- Mindy Farabee, LA Times
"Perhaps the best film yet about the roots of today’s economic conditions in the U.S., domination of public policy by corporate interests, and grassroots resistance that has emerged in the past few years." -- TheWorkSite.org
A CNN Interview with Frances Causey
Be not mistaken, we CAN take back our country and the economy from the plutocrats and encroaching oligarchy. We will NOT do so with third party politics, though there are people involved today with the Green Party and Libertarian Party who have ideas that can contribute to the revolution. But ultimately the revolution must be, and can only succeed when it is a revolution of ideas.
It will take resolute focus and determined political action within the system we have now. But overthrowing the fundamental structure of American government is a fools dream. To the contrary, a number of steps that have already been initiated must be taken to fulfillment.
First and foremost, Move to Amend, overturning the Citizens' United ruling by the Supreme Court, must be accomplished.
Link TV can be found on Dish Network Channel 9410, Direct TV Channel 375, and some cable and closed (government and educational institution) television systems. When I learn the scheduled broadcast time, I will blog again about this movie.