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OUR BRAND IS CRISIS
Directed by
Rachel Boynton
USA / 2005 / 87 minutes minutes


IN COMPETITION
Screening Times and Venues:
Bearsville Theater
9/30/2005, 4:30PM
$10
Qty
Upstate Films II
10/1/2005, 9:30PM
$12
Qty
SYNOPSIS:
In elections around the world, on every continent, American strategists-for-hire reshape the opinions of voters from behind closed doors. OUR BRAND IS CRISIS is the story of one of their elections. It follows James Carville, Jeremy Rosner and others from the Greenberg Carville Shrum firm as they travel to South America to help Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (Goni) become President of Bolivia. When the consultants arrive the country is in crisis. But Goni, they believe, is the best man to solve Bolivia's problems. With ßabbergasting access to situations that occur all the time but which we're never allowed to see, the film follows the campaign from start to surprising finish - when the consultants and the candidate are confronted with a disaster the first polls never predicted. OUR BRAND IS CRISIS is about how the world works today: it shows us how marketing can subtly inßuence our opinions on everything, from which soap we buy, to which president we elect.
BIO:
OUR BRAND IS CRISIS is Rachel's first film as a director. Before starting on the project three years ago, she worked as an Associate Producer on several feature length documentaries, including WELL FOUNDED FEAR, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and aired nationally on PBS's P.O.V., and the PBS series PEOPLE LIKE US: SPCIAL CLASS IN AMERICA. She also produced for ARD, a German television station. She received an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University and a Certificate of Political Studies from L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, France. She is based in New York City.
MAIN CREDITS:
Cast/Featuring: James Carville, Jeremy Rosner, Stan Greenberg, Tad Devine, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada
Executive Producer(s): Steven Shainberg, Robbie Kravis, Sanders Goodstein
Director(s): Rachel Boynton
Cinematographer(s): Tom Hurwitz, Michael Anderson, Christine Burrill, Jerry Risius
Editor(s): Brian Langman
Composer(s)/Music: Marcelo Zarvos





CONTACT INFO:

OUR BRAND IS CRISIS
Rachel Boynton
(212) 877-2461
boyntonfilms@aol.com

 

 


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