Our Brand Is Crisis
|Our Brand Is Crisis|
|Directed by||Rachel Boynton|
|Produced by||Rachel Boynton
|Written by||Rachel Boynton|
|Distributed by||Koch-Lorber Films|
|Running time||85 minutes|
Our Brand Is Crisis is a 2005 documentary film by Rachel Boynton on American political campaign marketing tactics by Greenberg Carville Shrum (GCS) in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. The election saw Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada elected President of Bolivia ahead of Evo Morales.
The film is distributed by Koch-Lorber Films.
"This film is a cautionary tale which comes at a very timely moment," said Koch-Lorber Films president Richard Lorber in a statement to indieWIRE. "The parallels to the current U.S. administration's approach to selling the war in Iraq are staggering."
- Mauricio Balcazar as himself (Goni's Press Advisor)
- James Carville as himself (GCS Strategist)
- Tad Devine as himself (GCS Advertising Consultant)
- Stan Greenberg as himself (GCS Pollster)
- Carlos Mesa as himself (VP Candidate)
- Evo Morales as himself (Opposing Candidate)
- Jeremy Rosner as himself (GCS Pollster)
- Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada as himself (aka "Goni"; Bolivia's Presidential Candidate)
- Robert Shrum as himself
- Tal Silberstein as himself (GCS Management Consultant)
- Manfred Reyes Villa as himself (Opposing Candidate)
- Amy Webber as herself (GCS Associate)
Awards and reception
- The film won the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award at the 2005 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival;
- Boynton was nominated for the Truer Than Fiction Award at the Independent Spirit Awards;
- The film shared the International Documentary Association's top prize for Best Feature Documentary in 2005.
- Official Selection at the 2005 South By Southwest Festival
- Official Selection at the 2005 Edinburgh International Film Festival
- Adam Dawtrey; Pamela McClintock (Apr 22, 2007). "Clooney, WB get in 'Crisis' mode". Variety.