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Executive Producer

co-produced by Laura Harrison and Charlotte Lagarde

9 short films - 83:00 - 2004

aired on PTV and Free Speech TV - available on DVD

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“Truly engaging. Real feelings, real people, anecdotal and not preachy.The featured people were able to communicate succinctly about voting,and always in a culturally relevant way.”

- Jennifer Bonardi, Democracy Matters


“Powerful! They demonstrated how far advocates and activists must reach in order to really make change.”

- Lisa Prosienski, Common Cause


“A very good example of how the electoral system in this country is not as democratic as people think.”

- Laura Mullins, ACORN


“It will inspire voters to vote and motivate citizens to volunteer forget out the vote efforts”

- Dean Liscum, Get Out The Vote coordinator for Ft. Bend County



Why aren't Americans voting? And what is the fate of our democracy if we can't even convince a majority of citizens to participate in one of the most important, defining acts of a democratic society? Voting in America is a provocative collection of nine short films that aim to increase voter participation in the 2004 elections - particularly among historically marginalized constituencies like communities of color, formerly incarcerated individuals, single mothers and youth.

Independent Television Services (ITVS) with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

James & Marina Harrison

The Ben & Jerry's Foundation

The Nu Lambda Trust

Karen & Bill Froming

Victor Romero & Michael Dunn

Don & Gayle Nathe

Mr. & Mrs. James W. Growney

The LEF Foundation

Vivie Lee & Kate Goka

Suzanne Lampert & Barbara Brenner

Lee Ann Slinkard

The Blue Mountain Center

Friends Committee on National Legislation

and many individual donors (A complete list of donors is available from Swell Cinema).

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