French photojournalists Gerald Holubowicz & Jean Nicholas Guillo are working on “Moneyocracy”, a transmedia documentary set during the 2012 U.S Presidential race, and have started a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to complete their project.
Moneyocracy is a transmedia documentary set during the 2012 U.S Presidential race. It looks at how the 2010 Citizen United vs. F.E.C ruling is affecting the U.S democratic process.
The story takes its roots in the 2010 Citizen United vs. F.E.C. Supreme Court ruling and analyses its consequences on U.S elections and on the American population.
What are the legal & political implications of this decision? Is this the beginning of a new era in which corporations will shape the political arena as they shape their businesses ? The project focuses on the rise of Super PACs and their affiliated organisations the 501c4, and documents how these organisations influence the political debate and American voters during the 2012 presidential campaign and beyond through political advertising.
Moneyocracy relies on an interactive documentary (i-doc), a documentary and a comic book, each of which explore a specific issue, allowing the viewers to discover the real influence of corporate money in contemporary elections. The journey takes the audience from Washington D.C to Chicago at the Obama campaign headquarters, to Tampa, FL to Charlotte, NC, during the GOP and Democratic National Conventions. Along the way, the authors interview some of the main actors of the campaign, including lobbyists, unionists, activists and lawyers, all of whom reveal the true consequences of the Supreme Court’s historic 2010 decision.