Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk? — A New Film to Watch at Lichtblick or at home!

Director: Alexandra PelosiUSA 2016, 65 min, in the English original 

Lichtblick Kino at Kastanienallee 77 on Tuesday, October 13, 8 PM

Watch at the Lichtblick or at home.

Discussion at the theater and on Zoom at 9:15 PM.

Emmy-winning filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi takes viewers behind the scenes at top-dollar fundraisers and chats with dozens of ultra-rich mega-donors from both political parties to find out why they are pouring millions into the election. Armed with her hand-held camera and a sense of humor, she gains exclusive access to the donor class, and offers a peek into the lifestyles of the rich and political. Pelosi asks these billionaires and multi-millionaires about the extent of their contributions and giving philosophies. She also gives airtime to experts on lobbying and campaign financing reform.

Trailer link

→If you want to watch at home, click here any time:  Password: pelosi

→If you want to see this film in person at the Lichtblick, click on this link and buy your ticket: The Lichtblick will, of course, be following all of the required distancing rules. Members of the audience are invited to join the discussion that will follow the film at 9:15 PM. 

→If you want to join the discussion from home, click on this Zoom link at 9:15 PM Berlin time (3:15 PM EST) on Tuesday, October 13:  Meeting ID: 450 010 8957  Passcode: Wh0sh4 

Our own Doug Hillmer and Jon Oberg will be participating in the discussion from the United States. Doug worked at the Census Bureau for many years, especially on the American Community Survey, which helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities. Jon worked at the U.S. Senate and at the U.S. Department of Education for sixteen years. In retirement, he blew the whistle on the false claims of student-loan lenders, achieving settlements in 7 of 9 cases against them. 

→Our AVA voter registrar, Alan Benson, will be at the Lichtblick to advise anyone about last-minute voting problems. Alan is also available at to answer your questions by mail.

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