ACORN and the Firestorm

Feature | NR | 84 min
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Showings

Asbury United Methodist Church Sat, Mar 24 2:00 PM
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Annapolis Elementary School Sun, Mar 25 5:00 PM
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Film Info
Section:Feature Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:84 mins
Film Type:Feature
Rating:NR
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:USA
Social Media
Facebook:www.facebook.com/ACORNandtheFirestorm
Cast/Crew
Director:Reuban Atlas
Sam Pollard
Produced By:Reuben Atlas
Samuel D. Pollard
Cinematographer/DP:Frank Larson
Editing By:Francisco Bello
Paul Greenhouse
Music By:Khari Mateen

Description

When national advocacy organization ACORN became a political player and pawn during the 2008 presidential election and aftermath, it fanned the flames of animosity between Democrats and Republicans. Enter conservative activists Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe, who posed undercover as a prostitute and her pimp, to bait ACORN employees in a Baltimore regional office and secretly record conversations that were edited out of context and publicized to make it look like they were supporting tax evasion and human trafficking. After the media firestorm was over, a bright and shining organization with good intentions was extinguished and in the smoldering ashes rose a culture of dis-information and alternative facts.

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