Election Day

Election Day

SBS  |  April 19, 2011

Forget the pie charts, colour-coded maps and hyperventilating pundits. What's the grass-roots experience of voters in today's America? Filmmaker Katy Chevigny fielded 14 film crews to capture the action vertie-style in a diverse range of locations, including Chicago; the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Dearborn, Michigan; Cincinnati and Shaker Heights, Ohio; Orlando and Quincy, Florida; St. Louis; New York; the little town of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; and the even tinier town of Stockholm, Wisconsin. The action took place on November 2, 2004. Election Day offers an expansive account of the last presidential election, when America's voting practices, once taken for granted, came under new and intense observation.

Forget the pie charts, colour-coded maps and hyperventilating pundits. What's the grass-roots experience of voters in today's America? Filmmaker Katy Chevigny fielded 14 film crews to capture the action vertie-style in a diverse range of locations, including Chicago; the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Dearborn, Michigan; Cincinnati and Shaker Heights, Ohio; Orlando and Quincy, Florida; St. Louis; New York; the little town of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; and the even tinier town of Stockholm, Wisconsin. The action took place on November 2, 2004. Election Day offers an expansive account of the last presidential election, when America's voting practices, once taken for granted, came under new and intense observation.

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