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Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn

Jarvis Tyner

Jarvis Tyner

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

Mike DeRosa

Mike DeRosa

A duopoly

Our duopoly?

Third Party is a documentary film that makes a comprehensive survey of today's major United States third party efforts.

Interviews with leaders in the Libertarian, Green, Reform, Labor, Communist, Socialist, Working Families, and Workers World parties are interspliced with commentary from activists and academics including Ronnie Dugger, Francis Fox Piven, Howard Zinn, Jeremy Brecher, Noam Chomsky and others. The film looks carefully at what motivates and inspires parties vying for a foothold in a country so dominated politically by the Democrats and Republicans. This feature length film explores their strategies, their issues, and their thoughts on the obstacles they face.

Not merely an academic exercise, the film weaves in the story of the third party candidacy of Mike DeRosa, one of the thousands of everyday Americans who run for office each year under a third party banner. DeRosa's story, as a member of the Green Party of Connecticut running for State Senate in 2002, illustrates what it's like to run as a political alternative in a system and culture design for two.

An educational and inspiring mosaic of the lesser-known political visionaries fighting to bring serious change to an actual democracy in danger of slipping into a virtual one.

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2003
Directed, Produced by Michael Burns
Edited by Greg Ansin
Camera by Michael Burns, Jon Winslow, and Brian Oelberg
108 minutes/color

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