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What Is Democracy?

What Is Democracy? is a movie starring Astra Taylor, Silvia Federici, and Eleni Perdikouri. This documentary examines the philosophy behind the concept of Democracy, from ancient Athens to modern Greece and the American Civil Rights...

Running Time
1 hours 47 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Astra Taylor
Writer
Astra Taylor
Actors
Eleni Perdikouri, Astra Taylor, Harrison Preddy, Silvia Federici
Country
Canada
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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

Comments about documentary «What Is Democracy?» (13)

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Dennis

This is a great documentary that deserves more attention than it has received. I am an advocate of the principle of "more is not always better" and am surprised that this film has received so little attention. I have seen several documentaries on the subject of democracy and I have to say that this is one of the best I have seen. While I am not sure of the exact dates it was made, it is a compilation of some of the most important documentaries on the subject. The documentary looks at a variety of different political systems and shows how they are, what they are and how they work. It is interesting to see how the political systems are used and what they are used for. It is also interesting to see what some of the people involved with these systems have to say about them. One of the interesting things to note is that there is a definite correlation between the democratic systems of the United States and the ones used in the United Kingdom. One of the documentaries that is shown is "Tristram Shandy" and it is a documentary about a politician who was an English politician. The film looks at the people involved in the politics of the United Kingdom. This is a good documentary and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in the subject.

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Bryan

There is no doubt that the capitalist system is on the decline and that if democracy is maintained it will be able to reverse this trend. It is therefore crucial that people take the initiative to elect governments that represent them. If we are not to become passive victims of corporate exploitation, we must elect politicians that will defend the interests of the average citizen. This documentary brilliantly shows how much more positive the possibilities for change are when people take the initiative and decide what they want for their country. It also shows that not all politicians are bad, they are just reflecting the attitudes of the majority of people and that is why they can't be trusted. Democracy is our only hope.

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Rebecca Patterson

This is a movie that has everything. It is a documentary on how a majority of the US voters choose a President. This is an exciting movie to see. It is interesting to see how people have become so divided. How do people vote? I have seen this movie and it was very interesting. This movie will make you think. How can people vote if they are not given the opportunity to vote? This movie will have you thinking. It has a lot of amazing interviews with people. These people are the ones that will influence this country in a long time. I think the first thing that makes this movie interesting is the fact that it is a documentary. You will get the idea that this movie is not a political documentary. It is not a documentary that shows the political parties that will win the election. It is a documentary that shows how a majority of the US voters choose a President. It is a very interesting documentary. This is a documentary that will leave you thinking. It is a documentary that will make you think about politics. This movie will have you thinking about what makes a democracy?

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Heather Davis

I have never felt more confident in my own intelligence, more confident that my fellow citizens are smart, or that I have a right to speak freely and independently. I have never felt so empowered in my own country, more confident in my ability to speak, and more confident that I am a citizen of the world. Thank you to all involved in this film. I look forward to more films that explore these issues, and to the dialogue that will ensue.

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Gerald

I saw this movie in a free screening in LA. It was a very inspiring and positive movie that actually spoke to me about the way we are being governed in the USA. It has some very realistic political cartoons and it really made me think about what I was living through in the USA. I would say this movie is a must see for all people who want to see a movie about the government that we are living under in the USA. I would also say this movie is for those who want to know how the government is being governed. If you are an American, you should definitely watch this movie. If you are not an American, I would definitely recommend this movie to you. This is a movie that should be shown in schools all around the country and in every major city in the USA.

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Donna

When I first saw the movie on television I was very confused and surprised. I had never heard of or seen any of the people involved and I was very skeptical about the movie. I decided to watch it. I was very surprised to find that the movie was really good. The movie was very accurate. I saw the movie on TV and I was very pleased to see that the documentary was as accurate as it was. This movie will be a huge success. The movie was a very interesting story of the people and their struggle to find a way out of the situation they were in. I give this movie 10 out of 10.

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Albert Peters

While the movie was a piece of art, it was also a real life story of the horrors of our current system. I don't know if anyone else saw this movie before I did, but it certainly made me think about how my life would have been if I had been born in a different time period, or had grown up in a different country, or had been born in the wrong age, or had been born to a different race. The movie gave me hope that the majority of people who see it, will do the same. And that they will be willing to change. What happened to democracy, and what happened to the democratic process?

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Beverly D.

An excellent documentary that looks at the impact of the mid-20th century environmental movement in the U.S. and abroad. It's also an invaluable resource for activists and scholars to examine the social, political and economic impact of environmental activism. The documentary does a great job of bringing the story of the environmental movement to the American public. It shows the degree to which the environmental movement was able to influence national politics. It shows the range of movements that were active in the 1970's. It also looks at the impact of environmental activism on the state of the world. It also shows the scale of the environmental movement in the U.S. The film looks at the environmental movement from the beginning and the most recent decades. It also shows the impact of environmental activism on the environment. I recommend this film highly to anyone interested in the environmental movement. This documentary is one that all people interested in the environmental movement should watch.

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Julie Barrett

This documentary gives a great insight into the inner workings of the democratic process in the United States. It gives an eye-opening look at the numerous governmental bodies and agencies involved in the democratic process, including the Electoral College, the Supreme Court, the Federal Elections Commission, the Federal Voting Rights Act, the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Each of these institutions is given an important spotlight as to how they are functioning. It also explores the many groups and individuals that are involved in the democratic process, and how their opinions are being shaped by the system that they are living in. The process is done with great discretion, and each individual participating in the democratic process is given a fair amount of respect. I really like the fact that the documentary doesn't ask questions of the participants in the democratic process. In fact, it tries to show how these institutions are working as the people are voting on the way they are going to elect their president. It doesn't ask questions of the people, it shows how they are working as they are voting. This is what I like the most about this documentary. It shows the people being democratic, not asking questions. It doesn't ask the questions, it shows how the people are voting. This is what I liked about it. I think that is what really makes this documentary different from the majority of documentaries out there. It doesn't try to be more than it is, it just shows what is happening and how the people are voting. The documentary is extremely entertaining and I have enjoyed it from beginning to end.

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Jason Rivera

How we actually come to see the US in the most flawed, and possibly the most criminal and immoral government ever in history is the story of Democracy. The documentary is so much more than an analysis of the US in the 1990's, and it will probably shock the viewer just how much we are still fundamentally awash in corruption. It is an extremely powerful piece of filmmaking, that at times is even hard to watch, because of the overwhelming reality and intensity of the documentary. It is not just an analysis of the US. It is an analysis of the people that make the US what it is, and it is very depressing to see how far we have fallen.

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Bruce P.

I had a chance to see this film at the Toronto Film Festival. It was interesting to watch how the film was narrated, with commentary from a man who has lost all faith in democracy. And it was interesting to see how he and other people with faith in democracy were explaining the problems of the world today. I found this movie very informative. The problem of democracy and the people who are struggling to change it is fascinating. There are very few people who will watch this movie. But if you have a chance to see it, I recommend it.

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Sharon

This documentary chronicles the journey of the American Indian Movement (AIM) from the 1960s through the 1990s. In the end, it is our responsibility as citizens of the world to take care of our earth, and we can do that by using our democracy. The movie is very well put together. It is well edited, with the interviews conducted by the director, the actors, and the musicians. The movie doesn't take sides. It shows how the American Indian Movement was led by Native Americans and the non-Native activists who joined them, and the success they achieved in their goal of clean water for the people. It also shows how they did that by bringing in technology, and then by setting up the land trust and empowering the native peoples to live in a state of nature. I think it is a very important documentary to watch, not just because it shows how the American Indian Movement did something great, but also because it shows how we can all be great, and that our democracy works.

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Joan S.

This is an amazing documentary about the horrors of totalitarianism. It is a must see for all Americans who are concerned about their government. Watch this documentary and you will see the similarities between our current administration and the current governments of the former Soviet Union. This film is not partisan in any way. It is about the reality of how the people of the US are treated under the current administration. I highly recommend watching this film and I hope that this will be used to educate the American public on the true nature of the American government.