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As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. FREE FOR ALL features filmmaker John Wellington Ennis--a disillusioned American--in Ohio with a business suit, sense of humor, faded ideals and a camera. The film explores recent evidence of election fraud happening in the U.S. since 2000, when thousands of black Democratic voters…
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Examining the deeply partisan split among the American electorate, the series travels to key locations across the US to help provide a greater understanding of how changing demographics and political self-sorting will continue to have a profound effect on American politics for years to come. Black voters in Florida hesitating…
Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice - Fighting for Political Empowerment for Latinos in the U.S.
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Political empowerment for Latinos in the United States has always been difficult. A Mexican-American butcher's son from Texas, Willie Velasquez questioned the lack of Latino representation in his city's government, propelling him into a lifelong battle to gain political equality for Latinos. This documentary examines obstacles Latinos had to overcome…
Shooting for Democracy - Students and Politics in the US vs Bhutan
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Freedom on my Mind - Mississippi Voter Registration in the 1960's
In 1961 Mississippi was a virtual South African enclave within the United States. Everything is segregated. There are virtually no black voters. Bob Moses, enters the state and the Voter Registration Project begins. The first black farmer who attempts to register is fatally shot by a Mississippi State Representative. But…
Democracy for Sale - Money in Politics and Voting Rights
Part of the Series: America Divided
North Carolina -- perhaps more than any other state in the Union -- has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of "The Hangover" movies, travels back to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether…
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The bloody attacks of protestors in Selma in 1965 led to the historic protection of all Americans' right to vote. The film explores a cherished family story of Selma and the current state of voter suppression in America. Fifty one years ago, the nation watched in horror as bloody images…
State Legislature - Day-to-Day Activities of the Idaho Legislature
STATE LEGISLATURE shows the day-to-day activities of the Idaho Legislature during an entire session. Lobbyists, lawmakers and their constituents are seen debating and discussing the concerns of the electorate, on issues that range from violence in schools, mad cow disease and video voyeurism to illegal immigration, secondhand smoke and the…
Robert F. Kennedy: The End Of An American Dream
Part of the Series: Political Assassination Series
It was June 1968 and senator Bobby Kennedy was running for President of the United States. The people adored him, but the political establishment and big business saw him as a threat. He had championed the poor and exploited, and wanted America out of the Vietnam War: so he had…