In the vein of 'An Inconvenient Truth' best selling author Naomi Wolf makes a chilling case that American democracy is under threat. Expertly crafted by award-winning filmmakers Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern (The Devil Came on Horseback & The Trials of Darryl Hunt) comes this provocative film, THE END OF AMERICA based on the New York Times best-seller by the same name. In a stunning indictment of sweeping policy changes during the Bush years, author Naomi Wolf (The Beauty Myth) makes a chilling case that American Democracy is under threat. Investigating parallels between our current situation and the rise of dictators and fascism in once-free societies, Wolf uncovers a number of deeply unsettling similarities - from the use of paramilitary groups and secret prisons to the targeted suspension of the rule of law. With this galvanising call to arms, she urges regular citizens to take back our legacy of freedom and justice. Disc 2 includes over 120 minutes of bonus material. Extended interviews with DAniel Ellsberg, ACLU Executive Director Anthony romero, former Director of Intelligence Program (NSC) Vincent Cannistrato plus many more.
Totally compelling, and the filmmakers' accompanying illustrations transport her comparisons from the abstract to the historic. --Variety