From Venezuela's Communal Councils, to Brazil's Participatory Budgeting; from Constitutional Assemblies to grassroots movements, recuperated factories to cooperatives across the hemisphere - this documentary is a journey which takes us across the Americas, to attempt to answer one of the most important questions of our time: What is Democracy?
Featuring interviews with: Eduardo Galeano, Amy Goodman, Emir Sader, Marta Harnecker, Ward Churchill, and Leonardo Avritzer as well as cooperative and community members, elected representatives, academics, and activists from Brazil, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, United States, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, and more.
Direction, Sílvia Leindecker & Michael Fox. Estreito Meios Productions, 2008.
A decade ago, South America experienced a continental economic collapse. The response from the street included protests, occupations, ballot-box revolutions, and finally, solutions. Now experiencing our own economic catastrophe, those same South American solutions can serve us well here in the North. The film, "Beyond Elections," presents a most complete, detailed, and informative documentary record of the economic democratization taking place throughout Latin America. Show it, watch it, and learn from it. ~ Ben Manski, Liberty Tree
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Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Participatory Budgeting I
Part 3: Participatory Budgeting II
Part 4: Participatory Budgeting III
Part 5: Venezuelan Communal Councils I
Part 6: Venezuelan Communal Councils II
Part 7: Venezuelan Communal Councils III
Part 8: Cooperatives I
Part 9: Cooperatives II
Part 10: Social Movements
Part 11: Constitutional Assemblies
Part 12: In the name of Democracy I
Part 13: In the name of Democracy II
Part 14: International Organisations
Part 15: Democratizing Democracy I
Part 16: Democratizing Democracy II