SLAY THE DRAGON
W E D , O C T . 30 | S T U D I O C !
6:00 PM Reception & delicious appetizers and popcorn in the Studio C! lobby | Cash Bar
7:00 PM: Film begins | Discussion Afterwards
Directed by Chris Durrance, Barak Goodman | 101 min.
This is the most important political film of the decade. This thrilling and morally suspenseful documentary explains the history and devious strategies of gerrymandering. You will gasp at the blatant manipulation by the party in charge to guarantee the votes in their districts by carving out the map to look like a child’s drawing. One Michigan woman, Katie Fahey, was so outraged by this frontal attack on democracy, she decided to go on social media to find others outraged as well. Discovering she wasn’t alone, thousands of people came together to form Voters Not Politicians, a grassroot movement to get a proposal on the 2016 ballot to end partisan gerrymandering toensure voters can choose their politicians – not the other way around. Many of you know the outcome but that doesn’t matter. This is a true David vs. Goliath, Daniel slaying the Dragon story that will swell your heart with hope and belief that the power of emocracy will conquer the present-day injustices.
Katie Fahey, Nancy Wang and Jamie Lyons-Eddy, three leaders behind the movement, are scheduled to attend.