Film Review: Better This World

A new documentary looks at the violence and repression surrounding the 2008 RNC, through the eyes of two activists accused of “domestic terrorism.”
By Keith Goetzman
May/June 2012
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In the supercharged atmosphere of the 2008 Republican National Convention, two young Texas activists were swept up in the moment—and in an FBI sting operation.

The documentary Better This World follows the key players in this real-life drama, Bradley Crowder and David McKay, tracing the arc of their case as their reckless revolutionary zeal morphs into a full-blown “domestic terror” prosecution for making Molotov cocktails. Were they goaded into their act by a paid FBI informant? That’s just one of the tough questions raised by this profound exploration of friendship and ethical boundaries.

(on DVD; Bullfrog Films)








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