From a film promo piece:
The Story of Citizens United v FEC explores the crisis of corporate influence in American democracy and was inspired by the January 2010 Supreme Court decision that gave corporations the right to spend unlimited funds to influence elections.
I’ve watched other films from The Story of Stuff Project. Relate-able Annie Leonard has a seemingly innate ability to deliver the honest truth about complex issues concisely and in an entertaining and informative way. The accompanying animation helps the films’ messaging around deep-rooted systemic problems gently penetrate viewers’ minds without overwhelming them.
The Story of Citizens United v FEC Co-Director Michael O’Heaney had this to say about why they made this movie:
We made the movie because we believe getting corporations out of our democracy is critical to making progress on a huge range of issues that we Americans (and many others) care about, from good jobs to clean air to safe products.
3 Ways to Learn More About Citizens Rights
1) Watch The Story of Citizens United v FEC film here
2) Explore Global Exchange’s Rights Based Organizing work, driving the movement for community rights in California
3) Watch Ben & Jerry in this video speaking about Citizens United: