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Next on POV: ‘Better This World’

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Those of you who aren’t too worried about the impact that undercover officers have on free speech should watch Better This World.” – Christopher Robbins, Gothamist

POV‘s 25th season of independent nonfiction on PBS continues with the documentary Better This World, a dramatic tale of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal that follows the radicalization of boyhood friends under the tutelage of revolutionary activist.

Watch it on PBS stations Thursday, August 30, 2012. Check your local listings »

View the trailer for the documentary Better This World. Watch it Thursday, August 30, 2012 on POV.

Better This World (Best Documentary, 2012 Gotham Awards) tells the story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention. The results: eight homemade bombs, multiple domestic terrorism charges and a high-stakes entrapment defense hinging on the actions of Brandon Darby, a controversial FBI informant. Better This World goes to the heart of the war on terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.

After watching the film, visit POV’s Better This World website for interactive features about the film:

Did you know? Many POV films are available free to stream online and on your mobile devices. Visit POV’s Watch Video page or download the PBS mobile app for iPhone or iPad, and see which films are available today!

POV’s 25th season on PBS continues Thursday nights through October.

POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Hammy1941

    I was at both the Democratic and Republican conventions in 2008.  Both cities were given $50,000,000 from the federal government for control of demonstrators.  Denver arrested approximately 125 people and 100 of these was at one location and one point of time.  There were approximately 850 people arrested in St. Paul.  The city of St. Paul required the RNC  to put up a $10 million dollar bond for suits that might be brought against the city of St. Paul.  Denver did not require such a bond.  Both Denver and St. Paul went out and bought  millions of dollars of riot “toys” and they just itched to try them out.  case a large group of people (200 or 300) . were walking to a music concert to be held on  the south side of the river.  This was an ideal time for law enforcement officials to try out all of their new toys and they did.  They carried out a mass arrest. Encircling and trapping about 200 people and handcuffing them with plastic type of hand cuffs.  I was a legal observer at both conventions and witnessed these events.