Lifting The Veil: Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy (2011) explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the "graveyard of social movements".

It also looks at  the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the extreme disparities of wealth in the United States, the continuity and escalation of neoliberal policies under Obama, the insufficiency of mere voting as a path to reform, and differing conceptions of democracy itself.

The film features original interview footage  from Noam Chomsky, Michael Parenti, Michael Albert, John Stauber (PR Watch), Sharon Smith (Historian), William I. Robinson (Editor, Critical Globalization Studies), Morris Berman (Author, Dark Ages America), and famed black panther Larry Pinkney.

Non-original interviews/lectures include Michael Hudson, Paul Craig Roberts, Ted Rall, Richard Wolff, Glen Ford, Lewis Black, Glenn Greenwald, George Carlin, Gerald Cliente, Chris Hedges, John Pilger, Bernie Sanders, Sheldon Wollin and Martin Luther King.


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