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The Billionaires' Tea Party
The Billionaires' Tea Party

Volume 77

Fascinated by this concept of astroturfing and curious to find out if these accusations were true, Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham hopped on a plane to investigate. Going undercover as a curious onlooker, his month-long journey took him over 5000 miles, 6 states and right to the heart of the ‘American Dream’.

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From the Tea Parties to the healthcare and climate wars, America’s conservative citizens have revolted against the Obama agenda. But are these grassroots actions in fact examples of ‘astroturfing’? The practice of manufacturing citizens groups for the purpose of delivering corporate messages. Curious to find out, Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham went undercover to investigate. What he found was astroturfing on a scale greater than he could have imagined, threatening not only the health of American democracy, but that of its citizens and the planet as a whole.

The Billionaire's Tea Party: Filmed, Directed, Edited & Produced by Taki Oldham (54 minutes)
Produced by Mary Ann Jolly (
22 minutes)

The Billionaires Tea Party

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