What happens when private institutions and governments break the public trust? Participant Media’s new investigative documentary series, Truth and Power, executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Brian Knappenberger (The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz) and narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, explores that question while separating fact from misinformation.HERE IS THE 1st EPISODE:
The 10-part series highlights the stories of ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to expose large-scale injustice: from corporations receiving lucrative government contracts for dangerous private prisons, to governments using data-gathering technology to scoop up huge amounts of information about their citizens. Using probing interviews, original footage, and newly unearthed documents, the series unpacks the timely issues of security, surveillance, and profiteering in the digital age.
Truth and Power premiered Friday, Jan. 22, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Pivot, Participant Media's television network.
Inspired by the series, Pivot has also teamed up with the ACLU of Southern California on “Know Your Rights”, an initiative that empowers viewers to protect their civil liberties in a digital age.
Using documents previously uncovered by the US Freedom of Information Act; exclusive interviews with the movement’s co-creators, Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Cullors; frontline organizers Ashley Yates and Mica Grimm; and expert commentary from Jamilah Lemieux and Kimberle Crenshaw; “Truth and Power” provides a comprehensive and visually arresting account of this 21st century Civil rights movement.