Classroom Edition To Be Featured at “Teaching About the 2016 Elections” Conference at University of Wisconsin – 9/24/16

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the award-winning Classroom Edition of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION will be featured at a conference on “Teaching About the 2016 Elections: Preparing Students for Political Engagement.” Hosted by the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, this day-long conference is an opportunity for K-12 teachers to learn about election-related issues; to receive training in effective learning strategies; and to be introduced to national civic education programs and their curricula. The film will be featured at a keynote session for all conference attendees; a breakout session will offer educators the opportunity to delve more deeply into the curriculum that accompanies the Classroom Edition. To learn more or to register for the conference, visit https://eop.education.wisc.edu/eop/professional-learning/conferences-institutes/teachingaboutthe2016elections

Southampton Arts Center to Host Screening and Discussion of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION – 8/11/16

The Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY will host a screening and discussion of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION on Thursday, August 11, at 7 pm. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session. To learn more or reserve tickets, visit http://southamptonartscenter.org/event/screening-electoral-dysfunction/

Classroom Edition Named a Finalist in Two Competitions

The producers of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION are excited to announce that the Classroom Edition is a finalist in two award competitions:

The REVERE Awards, now in its 50th year, which identify and honor high-quality resources that educate learners of all ages, in all media and in all educational environments. The Classroom Edition is one of two finalists in the Social Sciences/History category; and

The CINE Awards, which since 1957 have honored and championed creators of exceptional media content. Here are comments from one of the CINE judges:

What are the strengths of this production?
Where do I begin? Fantastic delivery of a very dry topic. Yet the information is so necessary to our young voters. This is a prime example of how through humor, graphics, intelligent writing, and great narration, you can educate all of us, not just children. Outstanding film!

What are the weaknesses of this production?
There are none.

Distribution of the CLASSROOM EDITION is going strong; to date, more than 5,000 educators have received our materials. To view these resources online or to request a DVD and printed guide, visit www.electoraldysfunction.org/classroom.

Classroom Edition To Be Featured at California Social Studies Conference – 3/4/16

On Friday, March 4, 2016, the California Council for the Social Studies will feature three screenings and discussions of the ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION CLASSROOM EDITION at its annual conference in Costa Mesa. Hosted by political humorist Mo Rocca and officially endorsed by NCSS, the Classroom Edition is a 36-minute version of the award-winning PBS documentary on voting and voting rights. The ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION team is planning to give free copies of the Classroom Edition DVD to at least 500 conference attendees. Filmmaker Bennett Singer will be at the conference to discuss the film and the issues it raises. For more details on the conference, visit http://www.ccss.org/conference

Classroom Edition Available Online and at NCSS Conference

The Classroom Edition of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION is now available online and on DVD. Attendees at the 2015 NCSS Conference in New Orleans can stop by Booth 739 to pick up a free DVD (while supplies last) and to meet the filmmakers, who will be attending the conference. The Classroom Edition has been officially endorsed by NCSS. Visit www.electoraldysfunction.org/classroom to view the video online, to download the accompanying curriculum guide, or to request a DVD by mail.

PolicyLink Equity Summit to Feature Screening of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION

Two screenings of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION will be featured at the 2015 PolicyLink Equity Summit, taking place in Los Angeles from October 27 to 29, 2015. More than 3,000 activists and policymakers will attend this event, which showcases ways in which local leaders can bring about policy change. Equity Summit 2015 will forge powerful partnerships for building an equitable, prosperous, and just nation. For additional details, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/equity-summit-2015-all-in-for-inclusion-justice-and-prosperity/event-summary-985ffb8beee84097b99e8965035a8c78.aspx

Hong Kong University, U.S. Consulate of Hong Kong, and League of Women Voters to Host Screening and Discussion – 10/29/15

The American Studies Program at The University of Hong Kong, in partnership with the U.S. Consulate of Hong Kong and Macau and The League of Women Voters, will host a screening and discussion of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION on Thursday, October 29. Filmmaker Bennett Singer will attend for a Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public. It begins at 6:30 pm and will take place in Room MWT4 of the Meng Wah Complex at HKU. No registration is required; for more information, please contact Dr. Tim Gruenewald via email at tgruene@hku.hk. Additional details can be found here: http://www.amstudy.hku.hk/news/20151029.html

ACLU of Colorado to Host Screening and Discussion — 5/5/2015

In 1965, after the dramatic marches in Selma led to passage of the Voting Rights Act, many concluded that the roadblocks restricting millions of Americans from casting ballots had been permanently removed. Fifty years later, however, the battle over voting rights has been reignited.

On May 5, 2015 — Denver’s Election Day — the ACLU of Colorado will screen Electoral Dysfunction, a nationally acclaimed documentary in which political humorist Mo Rocca takes a road trip to discover how voting works – and doesn’t work – in America.

This event is open to the public and will be held at the Sie FilmCenter at 7:30 pm. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers David Deschamps and Bennett Singer, who directed the film with Leslie D. Farrell; they will be joined by several local voting experts.  Tickets are $5 and can be reserved at the following link; the ticket price includes a $5 credit for food or drink:

http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/reserve.aspx?fid=84&id=38813

 

Center for Legal Inclusiveness to Feature “Electoral Dysfunction” at Annual Diversity Summit

As part of its 9th Annual Legal Inclusiveness and Diversity Summit, Denver’s Center for Legal Inclusiveness will feature a screening and discussion of Electoral Dysfunction. The session, entitled “Voting Rights: The Battle Continues,” will take place on Monday, May 4, and is open to registered attendees of this conference. To learn more or to register for the Summit, go to the following link: http://www.centerforlegalinclusiveness.org/initiatives/legal-inclusiveness-diversity-summit/

NYU To Host Screening and Discussion on 11/3/14

Join political humorist Mo Rocca and filmmakers Bennett Singer and David Deschamps for a screening and discussion of “Electoral Dysfunction” on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the NYU Bookstore (726 Broadway, NYC). The screening starts at 6 pm and is free and open to the public. Additional details are here: http://www.bookstores.nyu.edu/events/