SEPTEMBER 05, 2013
Provides the Inside Story of Presidential Scandals and Secrets
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, America’s largest government watchdog group, announced today that its hard-hitting feature documentary film District of Corruption will air on Monday, September 9, at 10:15 pm ET on HDNet Movies. The film is written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon, the writer/director of Occupy Unmasked and the Sarah Palin film The Undefeated. It is produced in association with Constant Motion Entertainment and co-produced by Dan Fleuette.
The film comes at a time of increased public attention to corruption scandals inside the Obama administration. District of Corruption is a companion piece to the New York Times best-selling book, The Corruption Chronicles, Obama’s Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government, by Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, which was released in July 2012 by Simon & Schuster’s Threshold Editions.
“This film is the most powerful attempt to date to shine a bright light on the dark and underreported political corruption of both major political parties. District of Corruption is a factual and compelling film on the out-of-control Obama administration. The unfolding of the Benghazi-gate and the IRS scandals are mere examples of the ongoing crisis of corruption in our nation’s capital. If you want to begin to fully comprehend the depth and breadth of the problem, you must look beyond the media’s headlines,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
“District of Corruption does not play favorites. In this film we name names. The film is at times shocking, and thought-provoking at every turn,” said Director Stephen K. Bannon. “This is not simply emotionally compelling entertainment. It is an attempt to shed the inescapable, glaring light of the cameras on our institutions of government in order to save them from the corruption and cronyism that threatens their existence. We provide the intimate knowledge of government corruption from which the American people can begin a campaign to demand change in public policy.”
The film chronicles Judicial Watch’s epic battles against corruption through three presidential administrations (Clinton, Bush, Obama), focusing most intensely on the current administration’s scandals, including: Operation Fast and Furious; crony capitalism; Solyndra and other “green energy” projects; federal bailouts and earmarks; ACORN and voter fraud; illegal alien amnesty; and threats to the integrity of the 2012 elections; as well as new attacks on government transparency and accountability.
The film traces the arc of government corruption and secrecy from the Clinton administration through the Bush years to the current corruption and transparency crises of the Obama years.
Stephen K. Bannon is the award-winning filmmaker behind critically acclaimed documentaries and feature films such as: In The Face of Evil, Still Point in a Turning World, The Undefeated, and The Tea Party Trilogy: Generation Zero, Fire From the Heartland, and Battle for America. Mr. Bannon is the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Network, a former Naval Officer and Goldman Sachs investment banker, a co-founder of the National Tea Party Federation, and is a frequent speaker at Tea Party conventions and conferences.
The HDNet airing comes on the heels of its television premier on the AXS TV network, reaching over 40 million households. The film was also featured in a highly-rated 2012 special on Fox News’ Hannity.
Further air dates and times are available here.