#BlackLivesMatter ('Truth and Power' Sneak Peek)

Black Lives Matter activists and experts discuss the rise of surveillance on protest activities and the infrastructures being built to do so in this sneak peek of the premiere episode of 'Truth and Power' on Pivot.
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Jan 19, 2016·
TakePart Staff

What happens when private institutions and governments break the public trust? Participant Media’s new investigative documentary series, Truth and Power, executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Brian Knappenberger (The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz) and narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, explores that question while separating fact from misinformation.

The 10-part series highlights the stories of ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to expose large-scale injustice: 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.

Truth and Power premieres Friday, Jan. 22, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Pivot, Participant Media's television network. To learn more about the show, watch videos, and take action, visit the official Truth and Power website here.