People ask us why what led us to make this film; here’s our answer.
When the Supreme Court handed down its 2010 Citizens United v. FEC decision, we were surprised. We knew first-hand about the group that calls itself Citizens United. As we were helping Michael Moore ready FAHRENHEIT 9/11 for theaters six years earlier, the group had brought a complaint to the Federal Election Commission claiming that the trailer for that film broke the law, and tried to block it from being shown on TV.
In early August, we completed a successful crowd-funding campaign that raised more than double its original goal, and surpassed the $150,000 in funding that ITVS rescinded from "Citizen Koch."
The film was 226% funded at $169,552; support ranged from $1 to $5,000 with an average pledge amount of $50.10. According to Kickstarter, out of 46,405 successfully funded Kickstarter projects, less than 1% have had more than Citizen Koch's 3,384 backers. We are humbled by this tremendous outpouring of support and uplifted by the thousands of voices joining with us and speaking out against censorship and in favor of independent media and journalism.