"The stark reality of America’s post-9/11 surveillance state is laid bare in this riveting documentary" ★★★★ – Time Out
Boyhood friends from Midland, Texas are 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 the convention. 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.
Filmmakers: Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega
Runtime: 89 mins