Judicial Watch’s Hard-Hitting Documentary District of Corruption National Television Premiere: June 17 on AXS TV
MAY 28, 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 receive its national television premiere at on June 17, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. ET, with encore performance at 11 p.m., on the AXS TV network, reaching 41 million households. Additionally, HDNet Movies will air the documentary this fall. 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’s television premiere 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.
“Benghazi-gate and the IRS scandals are the latest examples of the D.C. corruption crisis. And anyone who wants to truly understand the truth about this and more must look behind today’s headlines. District of Corruption is the most sweeping attempt to date to examine political corruption – in both political parties. And make no mistake; this film is as factual and compelling a film on this out-of-control Obama administration as you will see. We are grateful to our partners at AXS TV for providing a platform to reach and educate millions of Americans,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
“There is an enormous amount of public interest the subject of political corruption, so I’m confident that District of Corruption will find an audience on our network. The film is dynamic and unsparing of politicians all across the board. District of Corruption is bound to get Americans talking,” said AXS TV Chairman Mark Cuban.
“We decided from the outset that we could not and would not pull a single punch in making this film,” said District of Corruption Director Stephen K. Bannon. “To play favorites or to avoid naming names would have completely undermined our objective. This film goes far beyond high-adrenaline, emotionally compelling entertainment. This is about saving our institutions of government from the corruption and cronyism that threatens their existence. We intend to initiate a seismic shift in the public policy and cultural landscape.”
The film, as featured in a highly-rated 2012 special on Fox News’ Hannity, 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.
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