“A documentary that chillingly illustrates the decline not only of democracy but of moral leadership in America.” - RogerEbert.com
“ACTIVE MEASURES names the names and fills in the flowchart of Trump’s corruption with gripping authority.” - Variety
ACTIVE MEASURES chronicles the most successful espionage operation in Russian history, the American presidential election of 2016. Filmmaker Jack Bryan exposes a 30-year history of covert political warfare devised by Vladmir Putin to disrupt, and ultimately control world events. In the process, the filmmakers follow a trail of money, real estate, mob connections, and on the record confessions to expose an insidious plot that leads directly back to The White House. With democracy hanging in the balance, ACTIVE MEASURES is essential viewing. Unraveling the true depth and scope of “the Russia story” as we have come to know it, this film a jarring reminder that some conspiracies hide in plain sight.
Original interviews with:
Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State (2008–2013) Toomás Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia (2006–2016) Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia (2004 - 2013) Senator John McCain, Senate Armed Services Committee Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Senate Judiciary Committee Congressman Eric Swalwell, House Intelligence Committee Steven Hall, CIA Chief of Russia Operations (1985–2013) Michael McFaul, U.S. Ambassador to Russia (2012–2014) Nina Burleigh, Journalist and Newsweek Correspondent Craig Unger, Journalist and Vanity Fair Contributing Editor James Woosley, Director of Central Intelligence (1993–1995) John Mattes, Bernie Sanders Organizer, Investigative Journalist Richard Fontaine, President, Center for New American Security Michael Isikoff, Author, Russian Roulette John Dean, White House Counsel to President Nixon (1970–1973) Dr. Herb Lin, Director Cyber Policy and Security, Stanford University Clint Watts, Former FBI Special Agent on Joint Terrorism Task Force Evan McMullin, U.S. 2016 Presidential Candidate, CIA Operative (1999–2010) Dr. Alina Polyakova, Brookings Institution, Foreign Policy Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe John Podesta, Chair, Hillary for America, Founder, Center for American Progress Jonathan Winer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Law Enforcement (1994–1999) Jeremy Bash, CIA Chief of Staff (2009–2011), Pentagon Chief of Staff (2011–2013) Ambassador Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (2005–2009) Scott Horton, International Law and Human Rights Attorney, Columbia Law School Heather Conley, “Kremlin Playbook” Author, Center for Strategic and International Studies Steven Pifer, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (1997–2000), U.S. Department of State (1978–2004) Asha Rangappa, FBI Special Agent on Counterintelligence (2002 – 2005), Associate Dean of Yale Law Molly McKew, Information Warfare Expert Alexandra Chalupa, DNC Consultant