Date/Time: 27/10/2004 12:00 am
TWO SCREENINGS IN NEW YORK THIS WEEK – LAST BEFORE ELECTION
“CALL IT DEMOCRACY”
http://www.callitdemocracy.com (view trailer here)
Tuesday, October 26, 7-9 pm, FREE
The New School’s Swayduck Auditorium
65 Fifth Ave, between 13th and 14th Streets
Wednesday, Octovber 27, 7 pm, FREE
26 Greene Street near Canal
Subway – Canal Street stop on N,R,Q, W – 6 -A, C, E
If you live in NYC area I hope you can make one of these two screenings. I will be at the Tuesday screening and a panel will follow with Miles Rappaport of Demos, Andrew Rasiej of the Personal Democracy Forum, and possibly others. The Wednesday screening will also be lively and fun, in a fantastic gallery space (check out their cool website).
I am going to be in Colorado for the election. Let me know if there is anyone you know who lives there, shoots there, or is interested in Amendment 36, the initiative to change the way Colorado’s electoral votes are allocated.We will be using the state of cColorado as a base to examine how election 2004 is experienced by the American people. This will be a short addendum to the film, which is pretty much complete (and therefore the screenings)
I am also looking for domestic and expatriate shooters to shoot simple video of people watching returns. They will be part of a montage.
If we go into recounts, these shooters might also have the opportunity to do simple interviews in their neighborhoods. Although we would like a clean ending, we also know both parties are gearing up for recount warfare.
Thanks for your support and interest in the past. Feel free to check pass this email on, go to our website, check out the trailer, and join our mailing list there. As many of you know, Call it Democracy has recently entered a distribution agreement with 7th Arts, an academy award-winning documentary distributor. I’ve “spent time” in LA cutting Call it Democracy into a concise film. When this election is done, we will have a true historical and activist documentary that will take part in continued efforts to reform our election system.
“Call It Democracy” is a film that offers a fresh perspective on voting rights, election reform and the unresolved electronic voting controversies that could undermine our democratic system. It is a must see for educators and everyday citizens alike.” – Jehmu Greene, President, Rock The Vote
“Call It Democracy”, directed by Matt Kohn and produced by Dan Efram, is a non-partisan look at the history and future of elections in the United States. Nearly four years in the making, “Call It Democracy” seeks to demystify the Electoral process, forty years of Presidential Elections and emerging voting technology. This thought-provoking documentary encourages discussion about our current electoral system while promoting the nonpartisan issue of voter participation, education, and election protection.
At the New School Screening, there will be a panel discussion will follow with Miles Rappaport (DEMOS), Andrew Rasiej (Personal Democracy Forum) and Matt Kohn (Director).
This is a film about issues that affect everyone, regardless of political affiliation. Don’t miss the opportunity to view and discuss a pivotal point in our country’s history. The film is distributed by Los Angeles based Seventh Arts Releasing.