We Refuse to Be Silenced

In our documentary film, Citizen Koch, we look at the unlimited campaign spending unleashed by the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizen’s United ruling. The title is intended as a metaphor for American politics today and the outsized influence wealthy individuals and corporate interests have in our democracy. But it seems that the billionaire industrialist and conservative activist David Koch is a fan neither of metaphors nor of critical scrutiny. And it seems that the financial power he wields is more ambitious than simply turning elections.