Democracy is supposed to function as a distributed form of collective self-governance with equal collaborative input and influence from all citizens. Just as an individual with self-control is free, a people who are self-governed through a democratic process are free.
However, if a small number of people gain controlling interest in the political system, it can can lead to the exploitation of a nation’s people, economy, resources, and intellectual capital for personal gain by a relatively small group of powerful and wealthy elites who are loyal only to their self interests.
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Trailer – Video Preview
Here’s the trailer for Dark Money.
Inspiration Behind the Film
In the video below, Kimberly Reed, director of Dark Money, discusses the inspiration for the film.