Tag Archives: Voting/Elections

The Story of America

The Story of America is a unique project to both document the story of our divided nation in 2013, and engage those with the power to heal these divisions – the people – in the transforming power of storytelling and dialogue.  We are focusing particular attention to the Moral Monday movement and the political struggle in North Carolina for the feature documentary. The fight here involves many fundamental divisions in America including election laws/voting rights, influence of money in politics, the role of government in our lives, racial divisions, demographic shifts, and economic policies/income inequality. In North Carolina, we see a story of a state and its people that is dramatically divided, yet yearning for a sense of unity and hope. We hope that our videos, screenings and discussions may contribute to healing the divide.

Directed by: Annabelle Park and Eric Byler


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Turn Around America: AFL-CIO Video 2008 (2008)

10m; U.S.

Synopsis: AFL-CIO video on its plan to make health care a major topic of the 2008 elections.

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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Documentary, Politics




Explosive new documentary that shows how the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 – and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of all elections. This controversial feature length film by Emmy award-winning director David Earnhardt examines in factual, logical, and yet startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity across the U.S. Noted computer programmers, statisticians, journalists, and experienced election officials provide the irrefutable proof.


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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Documentary, Politics



Wisconsin Story (1959)

16m; U.S.

Director: Wisconsin AFL-CIO

Synopsis: Union GOTV

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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Documentary



Mouseland (1962?)

Available on YouTube
7:43m (includes intro by Kiefer Sutherland, Tommy Douglas’ grandson)

The Story of Mouseland was a story told first by Clarence Gillis, and later and most famously by Tommy Douglas, leader of the Saskatchewan Co-operative mouselandCommonwealth Federation and, later, the New Democratic Party of Canada, both social democraticparties. It was a political fable expressing the CCF’s view that the Canadian political system was flawed in offering voters a false dilemma: the choice of two parties, neither of which represented their interests.

The mice voted in black cats, which represented the Progressive Conservative Party, and then they found out how hard life was. Then they voted in the white cats, which symbolized the Liberal Party. The story goes on, and a mouse gets an idea that mice should run their government, not the cats. This mouse was accused of being a Bolshevik, and imprisoned. However, the speech concludes by saying you can lock up a mouse or a person, but you cannot lock up an idea.



Never Steal Anything Small (1959)

94m; U.S.

Director: Charles Lederer

Cast: James CagneyShirley Jones and Roger Smith

Synopsis (IMDB): Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot’s attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney breaks up their marriage, pursues Linda, and pins a grand larceny rap on Dan. And all set to music!

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Posted by on April 20, 2012 in Comedy, Musical, Working Class


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No Te Rajes (2006)

29m; Mexico

Director: Caitlin Manning

Synopsis ( A documentary by Caitlin Manning and the Videoactivista collective about the movement of peaceful civil disobedience that took over the heart of Mexico City for 49 days July trough September of this year.  The movement was catalyzed by the fraudulent elections in July 2006. The documentary provides background and context for the current upsurge of social unrest in Mexico.


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Northern Lights (1978)

95m; U.S.

Director: John Hanson, Rob Nilsson

Cast: Robert Behling, Susan Lynch and Joe Spano

Synopsis: Northern Lights tells the story of North Dakota farmers who rebel against the economic tyranny of the railroads, grain dealers, and bankers by working for the election of Nonpartisan League candidates in 1916. (from


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Prairie Fire (1977)

30m; U.S.

Director: John Hanson & Rob Nilsson

Synopsis: History of the populist, agrarian Nonpartisan League in North Dakota, 1915-1921. Includes film segments made during that time, plus numerous stills.


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Labor Day (2009)


Director: Glenn Silber

Synopsis (Labor Day): The 2008 Presidential Campaign was an extraordinary moment in U.S. history—not only because of the race and gender of the candidates, but also because of the passions they inspired.

Millions of Americans and hundreds of organizations became actively engaged in the democratic process of choosing the next president. Labor Day, a new feature documentary directed by two-time Oscar Nominee, Glenn Silber, tells the inspiring, largely unknown story of one of them, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the nation’s fastest-growing labor union with more than two million members.

Labor Day is a chronicle of this union’s mobilization to ensure a Democratic victory in 2008. For Labor, the Presidential campaign was mission critical. After eight years of Republican policies, the SEIU felt an incredible sense of urgency to change the direction of the economy and the country.


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Posted by on April 7, 2012 in Documentary, Politics