Documenting corruption: Top 5 documentaries

Kikulacho. The Bite Within

Kenyan documentary "Kikulacho. The Bite Within"

On Monday, I’ve asked our twitter followers about documentaries from the last two years that are loosely related to corruption and got some really good suggestions already. I am looking forward to watching them!

The top one’s according to you I would like to share here, in no particular order.

Thx @patomahony @karlincharge @joanpla @globalintegrity for your suggestions.

And here are two documentaries produced by TI Kenya in cooperation with A24media. One has been produced by our chapter in Kenya and has just been screened in Kenya (unfortunately, I haven’t seen it yet) and is called Kikulacho. The Bite Within. It discusses how poor organisation and management of a country affects its people and how to ensure better leadership and a better tomorrow for Kenya’s children. And of course, it depicts the “dark underbelly of corruption”, and the impact it has had on Kenya. The film also

“aims to provide an impetus for debate and dialogue on governance issues, and act as a springboard for the Kenyan public to: Make a difference in their communities; have a say in issues that affect their lives, and take responsibility for the future of Kenya.”

The other is a couple of years old, but I still find it very powerful. It’s called Agents of Change and reveals the stories behind systemic corruption. Shuttling between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Romania, the film documents the plight of three individuals as they navigate institutions rattled by war, dictatorship, and the growing pains of political and economic transition. You can watch the 30 minute documentary here:

What other documentaries do you know?

What others are worth watching?

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Georg Neumann

About Georg Neumann

Georg Neumann is Internal Communications Coordinator at Transparency International.

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2 Responses to Documenting corruption: Top 5 documentaries

  1. Harriet Yu 17 November 2010 at 2:28 am #

    My all time favourite documentary is Fudge 44 which is about creatures spotted in Tokyo in the early eighties I think

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jac2-XMGd1w

  2. Harriet Yu 17 November 2010 at 2:29 am #

    (It’s really about about how a corporation murdered two Japanese schoolboys who had invented a much sought after recipe for fudge)