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Election Day

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PBS Premiere: July 1, 2008


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 11 stories — 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. A co-production of Independent Television Service (ITVS).

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TAGS: democracy, election, poll watching, voting

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Film Information

Election Day (90 min.)

Premiere Date: July 1, 2008

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmaker: Katy Chevigny Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim | Press Release


Katy Chevigny
Katy Chevigny

We set out to depict portraits of real people who make our democracy work, whose actions are not the kind of thing that would make the evening news.”

— Katy Chevigny, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

Chevigny's well-established verité style reveals the profound stake that citizens across the country have in the voting process.”

&mdash Pat Aufderheide, In These Times

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