Katy Chevigny, USA, 2007, 84m, video, doc
Ambitious in scope and emotionally resonant, filmmaker Katy Chevigny’s (Deadline) latest film, Election Day, crisscrosses a large swathe of the US, from the plains of South Dakota to the muggy Florida panhandle, to tell the remarkable story of twelve Americans determined to make their votes, and the votes of others, count on election day 2004. In Shaker Heights, Ohio, a woman waits on line for hours in the rain with her infant child, only to discover her name is not on the voter list and she must travel to another polling place to vote. In New York City, a 50-year-old ex-felon is able to vote for the first time, but will his affidavit ballot be counted? Meanwhile, in Stockholm Wisconsin, community members register on the spot, vote with paper and pencil, and know each other by first name. With the next presidential election race already in full swing, Election Day is a call to action for all who value their right to vote. *Official Selection, South by Southwest Film Festival 2007, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2007
Film's Website: www.electiondaythemovie.com
Post-film discussion with Waynflete Human Rights Organization.
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Added by alanapost on November 3, 2007