© Our Brand is Crisis — Rachel Boynton/Koch Lorber Films
2005, 85 minutes
A riveting documentary that unfolds like a political thriller, Our Brand is Crisis captures the machinations of American political and branding consultants for hire during a 2002 election in Bolivia. For decades, U.S. strategists have worked for presidential candidates on every continent, spreading a brand of democracy across the world with more or less success. Our Brand is Crisis surely captured the latter, revealing the failure of the market-driven, neo-liberal policies to spread in a country crippled by poverty and disenchanted by the false promises of a better life.