Everyday voters show the messy business of modern elections in new documentary

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Democracy is messy business and few places illustrate that better than the polls. On November 2, 2004, director Katy Chevigny set out to capture a cross-section of American voters, in hopes of moving beyond the horse race and red-state–blue-state debates. “Election Day” focuses on 11 American stories and locales, where Chevigny’s team shot simultaneously from dawn into midnight. The director says the issues and problems she captured four years ago are even more relevant today. “Election Day” airs tonight on PBS on P.O.V.
Guest: “Election Day” director Katy Chevigny

Contributors:

Corey Takahashi

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