Documentaries of Dissent
Directed , Produced & Edited by
Tina Difeliciantonio & Jane C. Wagner
Produced for the Sundance Channel
In 2004 nonfiction films rushed to fill a journalism void and headlines heralded the coming of age of the political documentary.
Moviehouses reflect the summer of our discontent.
The nonfiction…boom shows no sign of letting up.
A nonfiction revolution.
This Sundance Channel nonfiction special features some of 2004’s hottest docs:
Control Room covers the beginning of the Iraqi war from inside Al Jazeera, the satellite news network that is watched by millions of Arabs around the world. The film reveals the growing corporate influence on the American mainstream media. Directed by Jehane Noujaim
Super Size Me looks at America's billion-dollar fast food industry and poses the question: With two out of three adults overweight or obese, is it the public's fault for lacking self-control or are the fast-food corporations to blame? Directed by Morgan Spurlock
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism is a scathing indictment of how Murdoch's media empire has redefined television journalism. Focusing on the Fox News Channel, the film exposes the dangers of media consolidation and the disturbing consequences of corporations controlling the airwaves. Directed Robert Greenwald
The Corporation charts the spectacular rise and impact of the world's most powerful contemporary institution. Offering a wealth of information about the megalithic entities that have come to dictate our lives, the film is a manifesto against the growing power of global capitalism. Directed Mark Achbar & Jennifer Abbott