Agents of Chaos, a two-part documentary from director Alex Gibney (HBO’s The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley and Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) examines Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Featuring interviews with key players and experts, classified information leaked by inside sources, and more, the film disentangles the complex details of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and highlights the frightening vulnerabilities in America’s political process.
The film is a product of years of reporting. With never-before-seen footage inside the Russian troll farms, and videos unearthed from the Russian deep web, the film digs deep into Russia’s sophisticated plans to undermine democracy, raising the alarm for the American public, but also proving that these “agents of chaos” weren’t Russians alone; they were also key players in the United States who, through venality, corruption or circumstance, furthered Putin’s goals, with a vulnerable and unsuspecting American public as their target.
Agents of Chaos is directed by Alex Gibney; Part Two directed by Alex Gibney and Javier Alberto Botero; written by Alex Gibney, Michael J. Palmer; produced by Alex Gibney, Javier Alberto Botero, Kara Elverson; edited by Michael J. Palmer, Aleks Gezentsvey (Part One); executive produced by Lowell Bergman, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello; co-produced by Jennifer Jo Janisch, Clare Sloane Vance; co-edited by Ben Sozanski (Part Two).
Watch these additional, unseen interviews captured during the filming of Agents of Chaos.
- How Russian Meddling was Brought to LightFormer CIA Director John Brennan and former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid discuss the process of bringing reports of Russian election interference to President Obama and Congress.
- The Credibility of Chris Steele and The DossierFormer FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Former CIA Director John Brennan, and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson the infamous Steele dossier and the complexities of verifying its contents.
- The Seriousness of Foreign Election InterferenceAndrew Weissmann, lead prosecutor in the Mueller investigation, explains why foreign election interference is something every American should be concerned about.