Subjects: American Studies, Urban Spaces and Systems
Corruption is legal in America. What if who we vote for is a distraction from the real issue at hand?
UnRepresented is an award-winning documentary that uncovers the mechanisms that drive the cycle of corruption in Congress—giving political insiders enormous, unchecked power. The film explores how special interests bankroll political campaigns and relentlessly lobby to rig the system in their favor, all while following the letter of the law.
Featuring luminaries and leaders including Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig and former member of Congress Rep. Justin Amash, the film reveals the powerful possibilities to reform our government to better represent the people.
UnRepresented serves as a rallying call to bring committed public servants, activists and everyday Americans together to take action across partisan lines to change our flawed political system.
Best Documentary Winner at Real to Reel Film Festival 2019 and Official Selection for Rome International Film Festival 2019
“UnRepresented is an epic tale of greed, self-interest, and corruption. Every American should watch this eye-opening film.” — JASON ALTMIRE | FORMER CONGRESSMAN
"This is not a story about the rich versus the poor. It looks like that story, but it's actually a story of how the system is built." - AYAD AKHTAR | PLAYWRIGHT, NOVELIST
“UnRepresented shows us why and how there is political polarization and the revolving door in Washington. It diagnoses the problem, raises important questions, and offers many important political reform ideas. It is a spectacular documentary that is perfect for students, observers of politics and policy, and those concerned about American democracy.” - CHRISTIAN GROSE, USC ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
About the filmmaker
He is proud to put his storytelling ability to work on “Unrepresented”. He stands ready to claim credit for anything the film does well, and equally prepared to blame others for any potential shortcomings.
Born in Detroit, Daniel Falconer studied Film at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He wrote, directed, and edited “On My Own” in 2008. before dedicating three years to making the documentary “Deforce”.