“Dark Money” revealed: Documentary goes inside the shadowy side of the political process
Your vote can be bought, but at what cost? In this Salon-exclusive clip for the documentary “Dark Money,” watch how a local Montana journalist John S. Adams is determined to uncover the truth about funding in his state’s elections. The film gains insights over the course of three election cycles, as it solves an increasingly complicated and blurred puzzle. “Dark Money” traces Adams’ steps and sheds light on the grassroots movement to unveil the mysterious financing behind our elections.
“Dark Money” has its national broadcast and streaming debut on the PBS documentary series “POV” and pov.org on Monday, October 1 at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings). “POV” is American television’s longest-running independent documentary series, now in its 31st season.To learn more about “Dark Money,” watch Salon’s interview with director Kimberly Reed.