ACCLAIMED POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES ‘HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS NOW’: WASHINGTON D.C. SCREENINGSPublished: May 3, 2010 7:00 am
We are pleased to announce an exclusive Washington, D.C. tour of the critically acclaimed new documentary series How Democracy Works Now, fresh from its national broadcast preview on HBO.
From May 12th to June 10th, eight remarkable films will have their theatrical premiere in downtown Washington. Two independent documentary filmmakers, Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini, spent six years filming inside Capitol Hill to create a set of cinema-verité documentaries that together trace the high and low points of the controversial quest for comprehensive immigration reform.
How Democracy Works Now was shot with unprecedented access to the dramas of back room negotiations and war room strategy sessions never seen by the public. Major Senators (Sens Kennedy, Brownback, McCain, Graham, Kyl) and Congressmen (Reps Luis Gutierrez, Tom Tancredo), influential lobbyists, small town grassroots leaders and the unsung heroes of Capitol Hill -- Congressional staffers -- are all vividly portrayed protagonists.
Each of the eight STORIES is a stand-alone feature film. Together, they trace the evolution of a complicated Grand Bargain, and the evolving roles of players on both sides. From the heady days before 9/11, through a year inside Senator Sam Brownback's office, to the competition between upstart House staffers and established Senate offices racing to design an immigration bill, the arc builds to the true story of the last great immigration legislative battles, led by Senator Ted Kennedy, of 2006 and 2007.
The HDWN series, directed and produced by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini, premiered in March 2010 on HBO, and is currently touring the country in a series of national screenings that aim to encourage frank debate and, with their vivid portrayal of an era when bipartisanship was alive, dialogue on the health of our nation's political system.
Join us for an unflinching look at how America's democracy really works, and see it as so few do: on the big screen, and from the inside.
About How Democracy Works Now: http://www.howdemocracyworksnow.com
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