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The Resource Electoral dysfunction, with Mo Rocca ; a production of Trio Pictures in association with The Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. ; a film by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell and Bennett Singer ; produced, directed and written by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell, Bennett Singer

Electoral dysfunction, with Mo Rocca ; a production of Trio Pictures in association with The Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. ; a film by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell and Bennett Singer ; produced, directed and written by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell, Bennett Singer

Label
Electoral dysfunction
Title
Electoral dysfunction
Statement of responsibility
with Mo Rocca ; a production of Trio Pictures in association with The Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. ; a film by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell and Bennett Singer ; produced, directed and written by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell, Bennett Singer
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Broadcaster
Director
Director of photography
Distributor
Host
Interviewer
Producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The film opens as Mo makes an eye-opening discovery: The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to vote. Mo sets out to learn why the Founding Fathers deliberately omitted the right to vote from the Constitution--and to understand the consequences of this decision. His quest leads him to Indiana, which has some of the strictest voting laws in the country. He meets two impassioned local activists--Republican Dee Dee Benkie of Versailles and Democrat Mike Marshall of North Vernon--who take him inside their efforts to turn out every vote. Dee Dee, a member of the Republican National Committee who worked in Karl Rove's office at the White House, has met her match in Mike, a veteran political consultant and former State Representative. Things heat up when the Republicans file a lawsuit challenging thousands of Democratic absentee ballots. As he progresses on his journey, Mo explores the heated debate over Voter ID and voter fraud; searches for the Electoral College; gets to know a former felon who mistakenly believed she was disenfranchised for life; critiques ballot design with Todd Oldham; and encounters a range of activists, experts, and election administrators, along with some highly opinionated third graders, who offer commentary on how voting works--or doesn't work--in America. Woven throughout the film are sequences in which Mo meets reformers working to bring greater fairness and transparency to our election system. Among these reformers are proponents of the National Popular Vote Campaign, who have devised a plan to reform the Electoral College without a Constitutional amendment. Although this pragmatic measure--which would result in direct election of the President--has already passed in 31 state legislative chambers, it has received scant attention from the mainstream media. These stories carry the film into the future while giving viewers concrete steps they can take to help bring about change." -- Provided by producer
Cataloging source
OHL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Co-producer, Mridu Chandra ; editor, Jay Keuper ; director of photography, Joseph Friedman ; music, Adi Yeshaya
Dewey number
324.973
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/editoronmovingimagework
GU5Ml1QMcEU
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
LC call number
JK1976
LC item number
.E54 2012
PerformerNote
Host, Mo Rocca
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rocca, Mo
  • Deschamps, David
  • Farrell, Leslie D.
  • Singer, Bennett L.
  • Keuper, Jay
  • Friedman, Joseph
  • Chandra, Mridu
  • Trio Pictures (Firm)
  • Center for Independent Documentary
  • Filmakers Library, inc
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Runtime
91
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elections
  • Voting
  • Politics, Practical
  • Elections
  • Political science
  • Politics, Practical
  • Voting registers
  • United States
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Electoral dysfunction, with Mo Rocca ; a production of Trio Pictures in association with The Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. ; a film by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell and Bennett Singer ; produced, directed and written by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell, Bennett Singer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast on PBS television in 2012
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
091037438669
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn815755196
  • (OCoLC)815755196
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Electoral dysfunction, with Mo Rocca ; a production of Trio Pictures in association with The Center for Independent Documentary, Inc. ; a film by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell and Bennett Singer ; produced, directed and written by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell, Bennett Singer
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast on PBS television in 2012
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
091037438669
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn815755196
  • (OCoLC)815755196
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD

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