Our Brand is Crisis (2006)

Our Brand is Crisis
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 27mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rachel Boynton Cinematographer Cinematography 402 6000006
Jennifer L Robinson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jeffrey Victor Cinematographer Cinematography 402 6000005
Jerry Risius Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Christine Burrill Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Massimiliano Santini Editor n/a 172 7000002
Rachel Boynton Editor n/a 172 7000003
Brian Langman Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Rachel Boynton Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Sergio Claros Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Marcelo Zarvos Music n/a 120781 8000001
Michael Anderson Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Tom Hurwitz Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Rachel Boynton Director n/a 2 2000001
Rachel Boynton Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tad Devine Actor Himself 1 1000004
Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada Actor Himself 1 1000003
Jeremy Rosner Actor Himself 1 1000002
Steven Shainberg Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Robert S. Kravis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
jeffrey Seelbach Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Vanessa Moreno Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Erin Nesbit Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Sanders Goodstein Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
James Carville Actor Himself 1 1000001
An adventure following James Carville and a team of U.S. political consultants as they travel to South America to help Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (a.k.a. 'Goni') become President of Bolivia. Goni, is seen by his American strategists as a progressive idealist trying to liberalize business practices and strengthen democracy. However to many Bolivians, he is a Clintonesque neo-liberal allied too closely with the U.S. With little chance of re-election Starting with a country in upheaval, we see bloody riots break out in the streets of La Paz, with people throwing stones at the presidential palace as they call for the government's downfall. Flashing back a year, we begin to see the events that led to the bloody tragedy. Goni is on the campaign trail, promising to solve Bolivia's devastating economic crisis if he is elected. Behind the scenes are Jeremy Rosner, Tad Devine, and others from the Greenberg Carville Shrum firm, the American advertising experts hired to sell Goni to the people. With unprecedented access to situations that occur all the time in the United States, but which we're never allowed to see, the chronicle follows detailed media coaching with the candidate, secret focus groups, and emergency ad-making sessions that alter the message to fit the moment. Following the journey to its surprising finish, it is a story for our time about Americans trying to spread democracy overseas.