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What Is Democracy? (2018)

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This documentary examines the philosophy behind the concept of Democracy, from ancient Athens to modern Greece and the American Civil Rights movement.

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Astra Taylor

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Astra Taylor
4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Astra Taylor ... Self
Silvia Federici ... Self - Feminist Scholar and Activist
Eleni Perdikouri ... Self - Professor of Philosophy
Harrison Preddy Harrison Preddy ... Self - NC State College Republicans
Hannah Niles Hannah Niles ... Self - NC State College Republicans
Cornel West ... Self - Professor of African-American Studies
Mickey Michaux Mickey Michaux ... Self - North Carolina General Assembly (as Representative 'Mickey' Michaux Jr.)
William Barber ... Self - Raleigh Protest Speaker (as Rev. William Barber II)
Delaney Vandergrift Delaney Vandergrift ... Self - Activist and Student
Efima Karakantza Efima Karakantza ... Self - Professor of Ancient Greek Literature
Eulalia Francisco Eulalia Francisco ... Self - Opportunity Threads Cooperative
Alfonso Gonzalez Alfonso Gonzalez ... Self - Opportunity Threads Cooperative
Walter Vicente Walter Vicente ... Self - Opportunity Threads Cooperative
Wendy Brown ... Self - Professor of Political Science
George A. Papandreou ... Self - Former Prime Minister of Greece (as George Papandreou)
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This documentary examines the philosophy behind the concept of Democracy, from ancient Athens to modern Greece and the American Civil Rights movement.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Is Democracy? See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,284, 20 January 2019

Gross USA:

$44,536

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,536
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