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A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences.

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Mauricio Balcazar ...
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Tad Devine ...
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Stanley Greenberg ...
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Carlos D. Mesa Gisbert ...
Himself - Bolivia's Vice Presidential Candidate
Carlos Mesa ...
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Carlos Morales ...
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Evo Morales ...
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Jeremy Rosner ...
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Tal Silberstein ...
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Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada ...
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Manfred Reyes Villa ...
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A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences.

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12 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Presidentin tekijät  »

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$7,970 (USA) (3 March 2006)

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$166,320 (USA) (22 November 2006)
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A must see for anyone befuddled by political campaigns
8 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Essentially this film shows the US liberal war machine honing its skills in the impoverished nation of Bolivia - and offers a chilling preamble to our own presidential campaigns and elections.

James Carville and clan use a media defamation campaign, focus groups, and a corrupt and willing news media to play Bolivia for cash, ensuring the election of an arrogant man clearly out of touch with his people.

The opening shot gives you an idea of the results.

Not for the faint of heart - but a must-see nevertheless. It offers a candid, unfiltered look at politics at its worst and leaves you wondering: Can it happen here? Has it?


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