Great story in WIRED about the season finale of LUMINANT MEDIA’s investigative documentary series TRUTH AND POWER.
This week’s episode of TRUTH AND POWER, exposing the private prison industry.
In tonight’s episode of TRUTH AND POWER we tell the story of Daniel Rigmaiden, a convicted felon turned whistleblower who discovered a secret government technology that can intercept cell phone communications. It was the first time the general public made aware of the “Stingray” and sparked a public debate over the collection of unsuspecting American’s private information.
In LUMINANT’s second episode of TRUTH AND POWER we examine the lucrative and growing business of government-sponsored spyware through the eyes of two young Moroccan activists and the team of innovative hackers who uncovered the source of their online surveillance.
We are very excited to announce the series premiere of our investigative documentary series for Participant Media’s cable television channel Pivot. The series explores people fighting back against abuses of power and tonight’s premiere starts with Black Lives Matter. We explore the beginnings of the social justice movement and how technology has been used to surveil and track them. We are very proud to be presenting the series, and have some provocative and powerful stories coming up in the next 9 weeks!
An interview on Madeline Brand’s excellent radio series KCRW’s Press Play with Executive Producer Brian Knappenberger about Luminant’s new 10 part investigative series Truth And Power.
The stories of ordinary people who take establishment Goliaths will hit the small screen this January with the debut of our new ten-part docuseries “Truth and Power.” The project is a collaboration of Luminant Media, Participant-owned Pivot and Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who will narrate the series. “I am excited to work with Brian and Pivot on an important series that uncovers how far some of our most powerful institutions will go to suppress our civil liberties,” said Gyllenhaal. “Privacy and free expression are foundations of democracy and they are being eroded by governments and private businesses around the globe.” We couldn’t agree more.
“Truth and Power” will air on January 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Pivot. Watch the trailer here:
From a statement by the film’s director Brian Knappenberger:
“This weekend, two years to the day after his death, the world is still on fire with the issues that Aaron Swartz was fighting for. This weekend is also the beginning of the Aaron-inspired New Hampshire Rebellion walk lead by Larry Lessig demanding an end to the culture of corruption in Washington.
I wanted to release these extra clips from the interviews I conducted for The Internet’s Own Boy to thank everyone involved with the film and to all the audiences around the world who have been so supportive and have responded so powerfully to Aaron’s story.”
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz has been selected as one of the 15 films that will advance in the competition for the 87th Academy Awards ® documentary-feature nominations. The final five nominees will be announced on January 15, 2015. We’re grateful to supporters of the film for their dedication to bringing Aaron’s story to audiences around the world. Read the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s announcement.
We are proud to release the official trailer for our award winning feature documentary The Internet’s Own Boy! In Theaters and available online soon!