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Taking Aim at Corporate Economic Influence in the Investigative Documentary ‘Invisible Hand’

Taking Aim at Corporate Economic Influence in the Investigative Documentary 'Invisible Hand'

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Invisible Hand

Logline: A new revolution is born in the birthplace of American independence – the Rights of Nature – amid a real-life rebellion to protect democracy against colonization of communities via the free market.

Elevator Pitch: 
“Invisible Hand” is an original film about a rebellious new rule for society, the Rights of Nature, born out of a collision of the free market and democracy. It’s a true story, a battle being fought in the birthplace of America and spreading across the globe. Communities have a choice – succumb to the interests of the marketplace or find the courage to take a vote and break the mold. Watch as Public Herald’s team takes you inside the new democratic revolution to protect all life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in “Invisible Hand.”

Production Team:
Executive Producers: Joshua Pribanic & Melissa Troutman, co-founders of PublicHerald.org and co-producers of “Triple Divide” (2013)

Editors / Directors / Investigators / Writers / Cinematography: Melissa Troutman & Joshua Pribanic

Also: Oz Gerard & John Nicholson – Audio, Kyle Pattison – Photography, Andrew Geller – Research, David Moy Jr. – Illustration

About the Film:
We, Public Herald, have investigated the complex and corrupt corporate and political system used to pull apart democracy in Pennsylvania since 2010. Our stories helped inspire the upcoming horror film, Unearth, which was chosen as a “Project of the Day” on Indiewire in October. After watching family after family be sacrificed over the last five years, we witnessed a solution where a town of only 700 people beat back a giant. We’ve only seen one course of action save anyone, and it’s the subject of “Invisible Hand.”

Current Status: We’re finishing production and beginning post-production for a fall 2016 release. To help, donate to our Indiegogo campaign or at this page.

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