Better This World (2011)

How did two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas wind up arrested on terrorism charges at the 2008 Republican National Convention? Better This World follows the journey of David McKay (22) and Bradley Crowder (23) from political neophytes to accused domestic terrorists with a particular focus on the relationship they develop with a radical activist mentor in the six months leading up to their arrests. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal, 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, Best Documentary Screenplay
    Writer’s Guild of America, 2012
  • Winner, Best Documentary Feature
    Gotham Independent Film Foundation, 2011
  • Winner, Creative Achievement Award
    International Documentary Association, 2011
  • Winner, Best Documentary Feature
    San Francisco International Film Festival, 2011
  • Winner, Best Documentary Feature
    Sarasota Film Festival, 2011
  • Winner, Human Rights Award in Honor of Sergio de Mello
    Barbara Hendricks Award, 2011
  • Winner, Audience Award
    DocuWest Film Festival, Golden CO, 2011
  • Nominee, 3 National Emmys (Best Doc, Outstanding Investigative Journalism, Best Editing)
  • Nominee, Grierson Award
  • Nominee, Cinema Eye Award 
  • Nominee, IDA Best Documentary Award

More info: Better This

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