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Slay The Dragon: Is Gerrymandering a Threat to Democracy?
May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative launched 10 years ago threatens to undermine our democracy. Slay The Dragon follows everyday people as they fight to make their votes matter.
- RogerEbert.com: No fairy tale prince ever took on a more terrifying monster than the “dragon” in this documentary about the massive Republican redistricting following Barack Obama’s first Presidential election and the 2010 census. The dragon here refers to the anything-but-square, lizard-like shapes of the new districts, the lines drawn to make sure that even if the majority of voters support Democrats, the district-by-district returns will elect Republicans. The post-2008 re-aligning of voters to push through a conservative wish-list by focusing on state legislators and Congressional elections is the subject of “Slay The Dragon,” a new documentary from Chris Durrance and Barak Goodman.
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