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Documentary Competition

Better This World

Director: Katie Galloway, Kelly Duane de la Vega

World Premiere |  Documentary Feature |  USA |  2011 |  HDCAM |  93 MIN


Two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas – David McKay and Bradley Crowder – fall under the sway of a charismatic revolutionary ten years their senior. At the volatile 2008 Republican Convention the "Texas Two" cross a line that radically changes their lives. The result: eight homemade bombs, multiple domestic terrorism charges and a high stakes entrapment defense hinging on the actions of a controversial FBI informant. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal, BETTER THIS WORLD goes to the heart of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.


Director: Katie Galloway, Kelly Duane de la Vega

Producer: Katie Galloway, Kelly Duane de la Vega, Mike Nicholson

Cast: Brad Crowder, David McKay, Brandon Darby, E.K. Wilson (Supervisory Special Agent - Minneapolis FBI Domestic Terrorism Squad), Christopher Langert (Special Agent - Minneapolis FBI Domestic Terrorism Squad), Jeffrey Paulsen (Assistant U.S. Attorney), Twila Crowder, Michel McKay, Emily Coleman, Jeff DeGree

Cinematographer: David Layton

Editor: Greg O'Toole

Music: Paul Brill

Director Bio


Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega, both of Loteria Films, have directed and produced award winning and theatrically released feature documentaries and series for POV, Frontline, IFC, the Discovery Channel and others. They are Sundance Documentary fellows and were 2009/2010 Film Independent / HBO documentary fellows.


Print Source

Name: Katie Galloway

Company: Loteria Films


Phone: 510.684.5627


Screening Time

Friday March 18



Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Ave


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