POV | Documentaries with a point of view

Better This World
by Kelly Duane de la Vega & Katie Galloway

Better This World
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/betterthisworld/
National PBS Encore Presentation on POV
Thursday, August 30 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

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. A co-production of ITVS.

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