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Do As I Say


When federal election cycles are in full swing, it's hard to turn on the television or open a newspaper without finding respected leaders – from politicians and professors to pop stars and pundits – blaming free enterprise for the world's problems. But how sincere are they about their beliefs? How do they live? The answers will shock you. In Do As I Say, a film that challenges and changes how viewers see America and its leaders, filmmakers Nicholas Tucker and Lucas Abel take us on an unforgettable journey through a political landscape filled with hypocrites and humbugs. Along the way, they reveal a disturbing national truth: that the two-faced mantra “do as I say, not as I do” has become the unwritten golden rule of modern politics. Official Film Website

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“Smart, funny, entertaining, and compelling. This film shows how even the most vocal opponents of the free-market-system have no problem enjoying its benefits. You definitely need to see this film.” —Customer Review, iTunes


Documentary feature
Nicholas Tucker
Lucas Abel
83 minutes

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  • 10.19.10A special screening of Do As I Say was presented at Florida State University, hosted by The James Madison Institute on October 19. Peter Schweitzer, the author of the book on which the film is based, was in attendance and held Q&A following the screening. Read more about the event here.
  • 8.26.10Do As I Say was featured at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity. The screening took place on opening night, Thursday, August 26 between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. More information is available on the event website here.
  • 2.17.10Do As I Say screens at the Southern California Business Film Festival at the USC campus, at 7:30pm in the Seeley G. Mudd Buiding (SGM), Room 123. The screenings are free and open to the public. Visit www.scbff.org for more details.
  • 7.28.09Do As I See plays as part of the Sacramento Film & Video Festival. The screening will be at 8 p.m. at the Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA.
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