The Swamp

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  • Post last modified:October 14, 2020
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ONE NATION UNDER WATER.

A documentary that takes us to the U.S. Congress, the place Donald Trump labeled a ”swamp” in 2016 during his presidential campaign. Has anything changed, now that four years have passed? The swamp is still as ineffective and money-obsessed as ever, we learn, but there’s a new generation of congressmen, Republicans and Democrats, fighting together to change how things are done. We meet some of them, with Trumpist firebrand Matt Gaetz inevitably taking most of the attention. Perhaps a little too focused on the impeachment circus surrounding Trump at the time, but the profound problems of the system are addressed, with law professor Lawrence Lessig providing academic backbone to the arguments in favor of campaign finance reform and electoral reform.

2020-U.S. Made for TV. 114 min. Color. Directed by Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme. Teleplay: Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme, Marc Vives.

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