American Blackout (2006)
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The ways in which African-American voters have been marginalized in the electoral process are examined in this activist documentary. In the investigation of ballot counting in Florida in the much-contested 2000 presidential election, it was discovered that many of the communities where inaccurate tabulating took place were largely populate by African-Americans, who have traditionally been loyal Democratic voters. Filmmaker Ian Inaba digs into the controversy over the 2000 ballot count and the
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Sep 26, 2006
Ian Inaba assembles compelling evidence to support his claim that African-Americans -- who are traditionally more likely to vote Democratic -- are being deliberately and systematically excluded from the political process.
The movie includes a postscript about [McKinney's] loss, blaming it on more dirty tricks. That may be true, but it doesn't put the steam back in the film.
American Blackout makes a credible case, with some of its most damning evidence coming from the mouths of the conservatives themselves.
A powerful piece of political cinema that effectively documents the disenfranchisement of black voters in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections.
Extremely limited and almost without purpose except as an organizing tool for party foot soldiers.
The phrase 'Apartheid elections' is used more than once, and it certainly strikes a chord
The film is by far the most hypocritical thing I have seen in ages.
A raised-fist documentary on black voter disenfranchisement which loses some, but definitely not all, its punch by morphing into a paid ad for Cynthia McKinney.
An illuminating, infuriating document that paints McKinney as a true American heroine and patriot and confirms your worst fears about just how rotten our 'democratic' process is at its core.
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