Truth and Power

What happens when private institutions and governments abuse their power and break the public trust? Pivot'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 actor 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 abuses of power: 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.

Previous Episode

Flying Robots

Episode 1x10; Mar 25, 2016

Drones already cloud America's skies, but will weaponized drones, already used by the military, become commonplace? A group of activists battle to regulate this Wild West of tech.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x10: Flying RobotsMar 25, 2016
1x09: Camp JusticeMar 18, 2016
1x08: Data VampiresMar 11, 2016
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