Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:00 PM
Starr Auditorium, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK St., Cambridge, MA
Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Institute of Politics and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
There’s Something Funny about Voting in America…
For starters, where is the Electoral College-and does it have a winning football team? Why does America have 13,000 voting districts, each with its own set of rules? And why are residents of our nation’s capital denied full voting rights?
Electoral Dysfunction, a feature-length documentary created by a team of award-winning filmmakers, uses humor and wit to take an irreverent-but nonpartisan-look at voting in America. Slated for theatrical release and PBS broadcast in the fall of 2012 , the film stars the brilliant political humorist Mo Rocca, a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, a panelist on NPR’s hit quiz show Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, and a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Join us for a film screening and discussion with:
Victoria Bassetti, author Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters
Robin Leeds, film advisory committee member
Myrna Perez, Senior Counsel in the Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Bennett Singer, producer/director