The story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention, is a dramatic tale of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal. Better This World follows the radicalization of these boyhood friends from Midland, Texas, under the tutelage of revolutionary activist Brandon Darby. The results: eight homemade bombs, multiple domestic terrorism charges and a high-stakes entrapment defense hinging on the actions of 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.
Winner of the 2012 Writers Guild Award for Best Documentary Screenplay and 2011 Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Documentary.
2012 News and Documentary Emmy Nominee for Best Documentary, Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Editing – Documentary and Long Form.
Better This World is available for streaming until October 10, 2012.
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