We Are Wisconsin

Truth To Power
Director: Amie Williams | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2012 | Length: 90 min
Language: English | Age: 12+ years

Screened as part of TOAFF13

When new laws threaten to wipe away basic workers’ rights and lock out public debate, six citizens force their way into the Wisconsin State Capitol with thousands more to launch a popular uprising that will not only challenge the lawmakers, but the soul of a nation.

Amie Williams’s documentary is shocking and inspirational in equal measure. Steering clear of policing issues that have framed other docs, We Are Wisconsin locks its sights on a lobbying system which defies centuries of reform in defence of laissez-faire capitalism. It spotlights the rising tide of intelligent and citizen action which crosses social barriers, and is changing the game.

This film is the record people will refer to in a hundred years when they study this era of greed
Michael Moore

International Documentary Association, Nominated, Video Source Award

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