Astroturfing: The practice of creating fake grassroots groups to spread propaganda against social programs and public officials serving the public good over powerful corporate interests. Conscientious Projector takes a look at this phenomenon in (Astro) Turf Wars: How Corporate Is Faking a Grassroots Revolution (aka The Billionaires’ Tea Party) on Thursday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. at The Armory Center for the Arts. Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham’s bold 2010 documentary exposes the link between the Tea Party movement and the multi-billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, whose political advocacy organizations FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity have taken the lead in orchestrating insurgence against the Obama administration’s reform agenda.
A community discussion follows the film. For more information, send us an e-mail, post a comment or visit the film’s website at www.astroturfwars.com.