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American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi

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Matthew Woolf

Synopsis

This is a hard-hitting documentary about Condoleezza Rice, an extraordinary but little understood woman who rose from segregated Alabama to become the most powerful woman in the world. Incisive and shocking, this is the first retrospective film on the Bush Administration. It overturns the popular misconception of Rice as a yes-woman to President Bush to reveal her as his most enduring confidante, and thus responsible for much of the Bush legacy. This political, biographical documentary tells a Faustian story of a woman whose hubris tempted her into a pursuit of power that destroyed her core values, and hurtled America into a perilous new direction.
 
Dr Rice leads her own defense, through a series of candid interviews. We have exclusive interviews with her three most authoritative biographers: Marcus Mabry (Twice As Good); Glenn Kessler (The Confidante); and Antonia Felix (Condi).
 
The film's most disturbing revelations center on Rice's role as Chair of the group of 'Principals', whose role was to select and authorize torture techniques, which included water-boarding, fingernail extraction, and sleep deprivation. Condi signed off on the orders to the CIA with the words, 'This is your Baby, go do it!'.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Format
HDCAM
Director
Sebastian Doggart
Producer
Diana DeCilio, Jessica Lee, Evan Greenhill
Co-Producer
Diana DeCilio, Jessica Lee, Evan Greenhill
Editor
Diana DeCilio
Screenwriter
Sebastian Doggart
Director of Photography
Matthew Woolf
Sound
Dennis Haggerty
Music
Cheryl Engelhardt, Gary Lucas
Principal Cast
Condoleezza Rice

Production Company

American Princess LLC
51 Greenwich Ave, #8
New York, NY, 10014
USA

T+ 1 646 638 3740

http://www.americanfaust.com
http://www.indiesdirect.com