Participant Media announced its new Truth and Power TV series will premiere on Pivot, Friday, January 22, 2016 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Maggie Gyllenhaal will narrate the ten-part documentary series, executive produced by Brian Knappenberger. Watch Pivot’s Truth and Power official trailer, below.
The 10-part series features people going to extraordinary lengths to expose abuses of power. Participant Media says Truth and Power asks the question, “What happens when private institutions and governments abuse their power and break the public trust?”
From Participant Media:
[…] from corporations receiving lucrative government contracts for dangerous private prisons to governments using data-gathering technology to scoop up huge amounts of information about their citizens. Using probing interviews, original footage, and newly unearthed documents, the series unpacks the timely issues of security, surveillance, and profiteering in the digital age.
Here are more details, excerpted from a multi-show press release:
[…] Each half hour-long episode pulls the curtain back on stories of ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to reveal corporate exploitation and infringement on civil liberties resulting from government overreach. Certain authorities and organizations are attempting to silence dissent and hinder 21st century social movements in ways that directly threaten democracy.
“I am excited to work with Brian and Pivot on an important series that uncovers how far some of our most powerful institutions will go to suppress our civil liberties,” said actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. “Privacy and free expression are foundations of democracy and they are being eroded by governments and private businesses around the globe.”
Using probing interviews, original footage, and newly unearthed documents, “Truth and Power” unpacks the timely issues of security, surveillance and profiteering in the digital age.
Participant Media will support this series with social impact opportunities for viewers to take action around issues within the show, such as: digital privacy, racial inequality and governmental overreach among others. “Truth and Power” is executive produced by Brian Knappenberger for Luminant Media. Jeff Skoll and Belisa Balaban serve as executive producers for Pivot.
Watch the Truth and Power, “Official Pivot Trailer – Investigative Documentary Series.”
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the new Truth and Power TV show? Do you plan to check it out?