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Essential viewing for anyone interested in US politics
Paisley77 from Seattle, U.S.
31 May 2010
I was lucky enough to see this film at the Seattle International Film
Festival and thought it was a powerful look at an important, but often
hidden, element of the political process. The film shows how both major
parties have used redistricting to their advantage, often preventing
voters from having any real choice. It also follows a citizen
initiative to make the redistricting process fairer in California. The
director, Jeff Reichert, does a great job of making his points in a way
that is both informative and entertaining, but without getting in your
face the way some political documentaries can.
This issue is particularly relevant now as a new round of redistricting
will begin next spring once the census numbers are announced. The
director stated in a Q&A after the film that he hopes to have the film
in cinemas by October. I hope he succeeds and will be recommending this
film to everyone I know.
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