This guy wasn't much into politics until he started to look into the corrosive influence of money on elections and government. Then he cashed in his savings and made a documentary, Mr. Schneider Goes to Washington, about the dirty underbelly of campaign finance. Check out the site for a preview of the film, background, and clips.
He talks to lobbyists, lawmakers, campaign finance experts, and people working to clean up the system (including Craig Holman of Public Citizen) in an effort to get the bottom of how money corrupts the process, contributes to voter apathy, and weakens oversight of our elected officials. A co-worker of mine attended a screening of the documentary last night and enjoyed it -- if we get any more info. on upcoming screenings we'll let you know!