Moneyocracy will have soon new developments including an online release of the full documentary and a new series (more details to come). As you might know, this project took more than 2 years and a half to be achieved. During that time, we’ve launched a Storytelling Lab called Chewbahat (https://www.facebook.com/Chewbahat) that will be the carier of all of our projects from now on.
We’re deeply committed to create engaging stories on important matters - campaign finance during the U.S election is just the first step - and there’s so much to do yet.
Our goal is to help you to have a better understanding of the world through innovative, qualitative and rigorous storytelling.
You’ve supported us so far and we’re truly grateful for that! Now, we’d like you to take the next step with us… starting by pressing the “Like” button on our Chewbahat page.
It’s just a click, but to us it’ll mean a lot.
Thanks a lot!
Gerald, Jean Nicholas & the “Chewbateam”
After a long night we finally validated the last version of the Moneyocracy documentary at dawn. 90 minutes at the heart of the campaign finance system in the U.S!
Thanks to everyone who believed in that project, thanks to our great team. This one is surely the first one of a long series of doco (at least for me).
Next step, a big party, an official release, and a lot of work to make it known by as many people as possible.
Moneyocracy transmedia documentary will feature:
Trevor Potter (Stephen Colbert lawyer), John Bonifaz (Free Speech For People), Bob Biersack ( OpenSecrets.org: Tracking Money In Politics), Lawrence Lessig ( United Republic ), Paul Blumenthal ( The Huffington Post), Walter Shapiro, Tom Sutton, Ford O’Connell
We’re now working very hard on the documentary part of the Moneyocracy-project.
It’ll be 90 min long and will include a wide range of interviewees who will drive us into the campaign finance system that the 2010 Supreme Court decision “Citizens United v.FEC” created.
Here’s the list of the people included in our documentary:
- Campaign Finance Expert, Former Commissioner & Chairman of Federal Election Commission and Attorney, Trevor Potter (@thetrevorpotter)
- Former FEC Data analyst and Senior Fellow at the Center for Responsive Politics, Bob Biersack (@rbiersack)
- Senior Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, Adam Skaggs (@jadamskaggs)
- Co-founder of Creative Commons and law professor, Lawrence Lessig (@Lessig)
- Political Columnist Walter Shapiro (@waltershapiroPD)
- Managing Director at Civic Forum Strategies & Co-Founder of ProjectVirginia and Chairman of CivicForumPAC, Ford O’Connell (@FordOConnell)
- Co-Founder and Executive Director of Free Speech For People, John Bonifaz (@johnbonifaz)
- Reporter @HuffingtonPost covering campaign finance, Paul Blumenthal (@PaulBlu)
- Lawyer and policy advocate for Demos.org, Adam Lioz (@Demos_org)
- Chair of Political Science at the Baldwin-Wallace University (OH), Tom Sutton.
Stay tuned for more, the release date and promotional material.
Thanks for your support!
And here it is! The first chapter of the Moneyocracy transmedia documentary project is now online on www.moneyocracy-project.com. Combining a comic experience, a serious game and a documentary, ROOM 501C4 immerses you into a secret organisation that prepares the next election cycle. Influence, money, secret, discover what made the 2012 U.S elections so special.
ROOM 501c4 is an introduction to an upcoming documentary focusing on the place of money in politics & the U.S democracy. Super PACs, Citizens United v. FEC and donors disclosure are among the topics these two segment will try to explain.
Just a few words to tell you that we are thrilled to announce that the Moneyocracy interactive documentary - which is the first part of our transmedia documentary about Money and politics in the U.S - will be released on November 3rd on “lemonde.fr”. Yes you’re right, there’s only a couple of days to wait.
In the meantime, we went through that video from Robert Reich explaining what could be - in his opinion - the biggest threat for America in the upcoming years.
Strangely enough, his message looks a lot like what Keith Olbermann was saying in his editorial comment 2 years ago. Different tone, but same conclusions.
Are you agree with that analysis?
Here’s the Robert Reich comment:
And here’s the Olbermann Editorial comment:
Enjoy this moment of fun between the two candidates.
Long time no see but it was for a good reason, as you may know Jean Nicholas and I were on the road to film the last interviews and b-roll shots for Moneyocracy. We only have a couple of days left in the U.S before flying back to France where we’ll put the final touches to our interactive documentary called “Room 501c4”, the first episode of our transmedia documentary.
Thanks for following us and supporting the project. Stay tuned!
GH & JN
We had the wonderful opportunity this afternoon to meet the great kids of the Columbia Heights Educational Campus, Washington D.C and talk with them about the upcoming elections and the place of money in politics. Thanks to Eddie Mandhry, Diana Aljets, Libby Hill and Rasha Hashem and Global Kids for this very nice moment.