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The Resource Electoral dysfunction, with Mo Rocca ; a film by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell and Bennett Singer, (videorecording)

Electoral dysfunction, with Mo Rocca ; a film by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell and Bennett Singer, (videorecording)

Label
Electoral dysfunction
Title
Electoral dysfunction
Statement of responsibility
with Mo Rocca ; a film by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell and Bennett Singer
Contributor
Cinematographer
Director
Distributor
Host
Interviewer
Producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The film opens as Mo makes an eye-opening discovery: The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to vote. Mo sets out to learn why the Founding Fathers deliberately omitted the right to vote from the Constitution--and to understand the consequences of this decision. His quest leads him to Indiana, which has some of the strictest voting laws in the country. He meets two impassioned local activists--Republican Dee Dee Benkie of Versailles and Democrat Mike Marshall of North Vernon--who take him inside their efforts to turn out every vote. Dee Dee, a member of the Republican National Committee who worked in Karl Rove's office at the White House, has met her match in Mike, a veteran political consultant and former State Representative. Things heat up when the Republicans file a lawsuit challenging thousands of Democratic absentee ballots. As he progresses on his journey, Mo explores the heated debate over Voter ID and voter fraud; searches for the Electoral College; gets to know a former felon who mistakenly believed she was disenfranchised for life; critiques ballot design with Todd Oldham; and encounters a range of activists, experts, and election administrators, along with some highly opinionated third graders, who offer commentary on how voting works--or doesn't work--in America. Woven throughout the film are sequences in which Mo meets reformers working to bring greater fairness and transparency to our election system. Among these reformers are proponents of the National Popular Vote Campaign, who have devised a plan to reform the Electoral College without a Constitutional amendment. Although this pragmatic measure--which would result in direct election of the President--has already passed in 31 state legislative chambers, it has received scant attention from the mainstream media. These stories carry the film into the future while giving viewers concrete steps they can take to help bring about change
Cataloging source
OHL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Co-producer, Mridu Chandra ; editor, Jay Keuper ; directory of photography, Joseph Friedman
Dewey number
324.973
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/editoronmovingimagework
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Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
LC call number
JK1976
LC item number
.E54 2012
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1922-2006
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rocca, Mo
  • Deschamps, David
  • Farrell, Leslie D.
  • Singer, Bennett L.
  • Keuper, Jay
  • Friedman, Joseph
  • Chandra, Mridu
  • Trio Pictures (Firm)
  • Filmakers Library, inc
Runtime
91
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  • Elections
  • Voting
  • Politics, Practical
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Electoral dysfunction, with Mo Rocca ; a film by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell and Bennett Singer, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally broadcast on PBS television in 2012
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn815755196
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD ; Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
324.973 EL25 ; XX-D ; 1DVD/1AW ; D01Z ; HMH ; A13MD003.
Other control number
091037438669
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 815755196
  • (Sirsi) 815755196
  • (OCoLC)815755196
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Electoral dysfunction, with Mo Rocca ; a film by David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell and Bennett Singer, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally broadcast on PBS television in 2012
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn815755196
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
DVD ; Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
324.973 EL25 ; XX-D ; 1DVD/1AW ; D01Z ; HMH ; A13MD003.
Other control number
091037438669
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 815755196
  • (Sirsi) 815755196
  • (OCoLC)815755196
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD

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