Election Day

Katy Chevigny

Forget the pie charts, color-coded maps and hyperventilating pundits. What's the street-level experience of voters in today's America? In a triumph of documentary storytelling, Election Day combines eleven stories--all shot simultaneously on November 2, 2004, from dawn until long past midnight-into one. Factory workers, ex-felons, harried moms, Native American activists, and diligent poll watchers, from South Dakota to Florida, take the process of democracy into their own hands. The result: an entertaining, inspiring and sometimes unsettling tapestry of citizens determined on one fateful day to make their votes count. Official Selection: South By Southwest, Hot Docs Documentary and Human Rights Watch International Film Festivals.

ELECTION DAY was presented at the Midwest Independent Film Festival in August, 2008, earning nominations for multiple Best of the Midwest Awards, including Best Feature Film.

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