Pricele$$

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7:00 PM, Friday, October 14, 2016
Location: Woodinville, WA (click for map)

PRICELE$$ is a filmmaker’s personal journey across America to answer a burning question: why are some of our government’s most basic policies, like food and energy, so out-of-date . . . and can anything be done about it? How can it be that year after year, despite clear signs of some serious dangers inherent with our national farm (food) and energy policies,that Congress continues to direct the lion’s share of subsidies to older technologies that involve serious, long-term impacts? Habitat Media’s new documentary shines a light on the corridors in our nation’s capitol to reveal how campaign money from deep-pocket special interests can influence both, our electoral process and national policies like food and energy. In addition to time spent with seasoned lawmakers, lobbyists, and a few dauntless citizen watchdogs, the filmmakers visit farmers and an unusual group of Iraq War veterans with strong opinions about policies that have changed their lives. Meanwhile, a classroom full of amazingly savvy civics students provides comic relief. PRICELE$$ also offers a behind-the-scenes look at Arizona’s road-test of an electoral reform that some observers believe could free Congress from time-consuming fundraising and the corrosive influence of special interests and their lobbyists.

Release Year: 2010

Running Time: 58 minutes

Director: Director/Co-Producer: Steve Cowan, Co-Producer: Cameron Harrison

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