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Imminent Threat (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 4 September 2015 (USA)
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James Cromwell presents a feature documentary on the War on terror's impact on civil liberties and the strange coalition it may create between the progressive left and libertarian right on these issues.

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Janek Ambros

Writer:

Janek Ambros
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Credited cast:
Anwar Al-Awlaki Anwar Al-Awlaki ... Himself (archive footage)
Julian Assange ... Himself (archive footage)
Joe Biden ... Himself (archive footage)
David Boaz David Boaz ... Himself
John Boehner John Boehner ... Himself (archive footage)
George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Thomas Campbell Thomas Campbell ... Himself
Eric Cantor Eric Cantor ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Hillary Clinton ... Herself (archive footage) (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)
Jodie Evans Jodie Evans ... Herself
Barry Goldwater ... Himself (archive footage)
Chris Hayes ... Himself (archive sound)
Saddam Hussein ... Himself (archive footage)
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From the Authorization to Use Military Force passed by Congress immediately after 9/11 to the 2014 NSA revelations from Edward Snowden, the documentary looks at the violations of our civil liberties and gradual deterioration of political discourse. Interviewees cross party lines and include members of the U.S. Congress, Code Pink, A.C.L.U. and the Cato Institute. Written by anonymous

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English

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4 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The War Within See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Psychedelic Agitprop
3 July 2016 | by Gaston_BoykinsSee all my reviews

Imminent Threat is a piece of psychedelic documentary agitprop written, directed, produced, edited, etc., by some prolific young guy named Janek Ambros.

It combines the absurd social humor of a Michael Moore, the relentless stock footage of an Adam Curtis, the dark editorializing of an Oliver Stone, and the intrepid journalism of a Jeremy Scahill in presenting a culture in which reality is one small step away from the movie Minority Report. A completely legal pattern of activity can net you an appointment with a drone strike, because you were 'on the course of *becoming* a "terrorist."' The constitution is truly just toilet paper. What a world.

Classic films and grainy stock footage convey the popular struggle against authoritarian fascism through the ages. Dynamic editing and bold color filters lay an abstract tone of psychedelia over the proceedings, which is countered by the erudite clarity provided by various well-spoken Libertarian talking heads.

The typical agitprop third act will attempt to inspire potential civil liberties activists to rise from the grassroots. Some will rise, and some will fall--sinking into their seats, in dreadful awe of a spectacle that I might equate to reading The Times on a acid trip gone bad.


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