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What happens when private institutions and governments abuse their power and break the public trust? Pivot's new investigative documentary series, "Truth and Power", executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Brian Knappenberger (The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz) and narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Maggie Gyllenhaal, explores that question while separating fact from misinformation.The 10-part series highlights the stories of ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to expose large-scale abuses of power: from corporations receiving lucrative government contracts for dangerous private prisons to governments using data-gathering technology to scoop up huge amounts of information about their citizens. Using probing interviews, original footage, and newly unearthed documents, the series unpacks the timely issues of security, surveillance, and profiteering in the digital age.
A Harvard professor ventures out of the Ivory Tower and leaps head first into the cutthroat race for the presidency with a bold goal: to completely overhaul the campaign finance system.
A diverse group of civil liberties advocates come together to battle data vampires, little known corporate entities that gather and manipulate people's personal information in an effort to influence consumer behavior with startling specificity.
A small chain of islands in the Indian Ocean was the site of closely guarded secrets from the War on Terror. The island's native inhabitants, and their advocates, fight to uncover the island's role in that war and regain access to their homeland.
Drones already cloud America's skies, but will weaponized drones, already used by the military, become commonplace? A group of activists battle to regulate this Wild West of tech.
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