Those of you who aren’t too worried about the impact that undercover officers have on free speech should watch Better This World.” – Christopher Robbins, Gothamist

POV‘s 25th season of independent nonfiction on PBS continues with the documentary Better This World, a dramatic tale of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal that follows the radicalization of boyhood friends under the tutelage of revolutionary activist.

Watch it on PBS stations Thursday, August 30, 2012. Check your local listings »

View the trailer for the documentary Better This World. Watch it Thursday, August 30, 2012 on POV.

Better This World (Best Documentary, 2012 Gotham Awards) tells the story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention. The results: eight homemade bombs, multiple domestic terrorism charges and a high-stakes entrapment defense hinging on the actions of Brandon Darby, a controversial FBI informant. 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.

After watching the film, visit POV’s Better This World website for interactive features about the film:

Did you know? Many POV films are available free to stream online and on your mobile devices. Visit POV’s Watch Video page or download the PBS mobile app for iPhone or iPad, and see which films are available today!

POV’s 25th season on PBS continues Thursday nights through October.

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POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.