This news report covers the 1984 mayoral race in Selma, AL. The two candidates are Rev. Frederick Reese, a black politician who fought for voting rights in the 1960s, and Joe Smitherman, the incumbent mayor of Selma. Continue reading
00:00 Footage of a preliminary hearing for the David Duke presidential campaign, whose place on the Illinois ballot was contested. 03:00 Dawn Larson, organizer of a petition to put David Duke on the ballot in Illinois, talks about her efforts to a reporter. “So you think that anyone who wants to run for president of the United States should be allowed to run?” “Absolutely.” She then talks about inconsistencies in the primary system, and points out that New Hampshire and … Continue reading
It’s likely that millions of eligible voters will choose not to go to the polls next Tuesday. In 2008, voter turnout was estimated at only 63%, and that was the highest since 1960. Trying to understand the reasons for this American phenomenon, John Callaway and Tom Weinberg interviewed non-voters from around the country in 1996. As our videos so often do, it still rings true today. Watch the full documentary None of the Above.
Raw footage for the documentary “None of the Above,” and in depth ethnographic look at non voters in the U.S. In this video, Skip Blumberg continues to spend time with non voter Michael Johnson while he works as part of the floor crew at the United Center in Chicago for the Democratic National Convention. Continue reading
This tape features raw footage for the documentary “None of the Above,” an in depth ethnographic look at non voting citizens in the U.S. In this video, the videomakers follow Frank RePass as he goes to his office in downtown New Orleans. Once there, Frank talks about a variety of subjects including: his thoughts on the political process, his love for genealogy, and his work as a lawyer. The videomakers also gather footage from in and around the city. Frank #6. Continue reading