In 2012, progressive filmmaker Robert Greenwald released his documentary "The Koch Brothers Exposed," which helped shine a light on the secretive actions taken by Charles and David Koch, the extremist billionaires who have become a fundamental element of the right-wing, anti-working family agenda that has dominated much of the country's political discourse in recent years. Now Greenwald is releasing an updated version of the film, "The Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition," which focuses on several new avenues the Koch brothers have begun pursuing since the release of the original film, particularly suppressing the minimum wage, busting unions and disenfranchising voters.
A new article from Rolling Stone takes a closer look at the Koch brothers and Greenwald's film:
For most people, an attack from the fourth-richest (and perhaps most politically conniving) men in America would slow them down. But instead, Greenwald, who became interested in the powerful duo when he read Jane Mayer's 2010 New Yorkerprofile, decided to double down and began work on "The Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition." The update, which is now available free online, is centered on their influence in (and outpouring of money since) the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. While researching and producing it with his small staff at Brave New Films, Greenwald says he was "surprised by not just the sheer numbers, but the extraordinary lengths they go to legally hide the amounts they're giving."
Watch the full documentary online.