We the People 2.0,is a visual essay about the loss of democracy in the United States. The film utilizes both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level. The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people who have faced decades of toxic dumps, drilling and mines in their communities. We learn with them that the reason why, in spite of all their efforts, they “get what they don’t want, again and again,” is because they are, by law, truly powerless in spite of propaganda that says they live in the “best democracy in the world.” These people come to understand that the reason they can’t stop the destruction is that the US has become an oligarchy, run by the corporate few who ignore the rights and will of the people. These people are frontally challenging our corporate state; thereby saving nature and themselves. Thomas Linzey, a nonprofit attorney’s inspiring words shows how, we, the people, can turn this around and lay claim to our democracy. This movement is building as you read this, not just in this country but around the world; our film shows how and where it all began. We the People 2.0 was directed by Leila Connors (director of The 11thHour) and narrated by Walton Goggins.
Choose Democracy, Not Oligarchy
*Thomas Linzey was previously featured in the Winter 2018/2019 issue. His book Be The Change-a revolutionary handbook that shows everyday citizens how to stand up and take control of their local governments -was one of the recommended books.
Watch the trailer:
Available for rent on Itunes or
host a screening. Info here: