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UNPRECEDENTED at ATA
Date Thursday May 06
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Artist's Television Access
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
UNPRECENDENTED: THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Screening Thursday, May 6th, 8pm at Artists' Television Access in San Francisco Screening is a benefit to send the Whispered Media Collective to the Republican National Convention Protest

"will hold you in a state of appalled enthrallment" -New Yorker Magazine "illuminating and persuasive" -Los Angeles Times

On November 7th, 2000 one hundred million Americans went to the polls to vote for the 43rd President of the United States. That evening a startling picture emerged. The presidency would be determined by one state, Florida,
where the election was marred by suspicious irregularities and voter purges that targeted African Americans and Democrats. George Bush was ahead of Al Gore by a mere 1700 votes, this lead precipitated an unprecedented 36-day crisis.

Whispered Media is proud to present UNPRECEDENTED: THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION by Joan Sekler and Richard Ray Perez, the riveting story about the battle for the Presidency in Florida and the undermining of democracy
in America. Focusing on events leading up to election day and the attempt to count legally cast votes in the days that followed, UNPRECEDENTED examines a suspicious pattern of irregularities, injustices and voter purges-all in a state governed by the winning candidate's brother. The film screens Thursday, May 6th at 8pm at Artists' Television Access in San Francisco.

From how thousands of African Americans showed up to the polls discovering their names were missing from the voting rolls and the infamous "butterfly ballot" that caused many voters confusion, UNPRECEDENTED is a cautionary
tale that warns us that we must insist our elections be conducted in a manner above reproach, that all legitimate voters may exercise their franchise, and all legal votes must be counted. This movie has been called "a powerful piece of agitprop filmmaking" (Variety) which won the New York
International Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary and Director's Award and the Audience Award for Best Documentary from San Francisco Independent Film Festival.

Screening before UNPRECEDENTED is the 5-minute trailer to Jennifer Gilomen and Jessica Dorfan's new video "Art as Revolution", which explores the beauty resulting from the rare combination of artist and activist in individuals who have both talent in their art and a strong message in their content.

Admission is $5-$20 sliding scale with proceeds benefiting sending the Whispered Media Collective to the Republican National Convention protestin New York City in late August.

Artists' Television Access is located at 992 Valencia Street (at 21st) in San Francisco. ATA can be contacted at (415) 824-3890 or ata@atasite.org. Please see http://www.atasite.org for more information.
Added to the calendar on Thursday May 6th, 2004 11:21 AM
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