The Billionaires’ Tea Party

Shortly after Barack Obama came to power promising sweeping changes, a citizen-led protest movement emerged. The Tea Party was widely hailed as an exercise in grassroots democracy. But others claimed that powerful interest groups, funded by the likes of Charles and David Koch, were manipulating citizen outrage to serve their own interests. Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham traveled through America during the height of the Tea Party uprising to see for himself.  Broadcast around the world, the film played on Netflix in the US and is now available to watch on Kanopy.