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Director
  
Carl Deal, Tia Lessin

Duration
  

Music director
  
Neil Davidge, Bob Golden

Country
  
United States

6.3/10
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Genre
  
Documentary, Drama

Running time
  
1h 50m

Screenplay
  
Carl Deal, Tia Lessin

Citizen Koch movie poster

Release date
  
2013 (2013)

Writer
  
Carl Deal, Tia Lessin

Initial release
  
June 6, 2014 (New York City)

Cast
  
David H Koch
,
Scott Walker
,
Charles Koch
,
Sarah Palin
,
Russ Feingold

Similar movies
  
Koch Brothers Exposed (2012), Tia Lessin and Carl Deal directed Citizen Koch and Trouble the Water, Gerrymandering (2010), PoliWood (2009), Face 2 Face (2012)

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Citizen Koch is a 2013 documentary film directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, concerning the political influence of American plutocrats following Citizens United v. FEC and of the eponymous Koch brothers, in particular. The film also focuses on the election of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and his relationship with the Koch Brothers.

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Citizen Koch was completed using funds from a successful Kickstarter campaign, after allegations that PBS pulled funding initially promised to it. Since at least half of PBS' funding relies on donations, it has been alleged that financial support for the film was pulled because the content was unfavourable to the Koch brothers, who are major donors to the network.

Regarding the allegations of censorship and The New Yorker article which helped bring the case to public attention, the PBS ombudsman has stated:

Although some of [Jane] Mayer's reporting about "Citizen Koch" is based on unnamed sources, the strength of the article does reflect the internal concerns that can or did, as the thrust of her article suggests, lead to intense internal pressures that come to equal self-censorship. The reporting and quotes throughout appear convincing. One unnamed public television official, referring to the "Citizen Koch" proposal, is quoted as saying that, "because of the Koch brothers, ITVS knew WNET would never air it. Never."

The film was accepted by the Sundance Film Festival.

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