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American Blackout (2006)

American Blackout

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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary , Drama , Special Interest
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On DVD: Sep 26, 2006
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Critic Reviews for American Blackout

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

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.

September 22, 2006
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | September 22, 2006
New York Daily News
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McKinney's basic truths remain convincing.

Full Review… | September 19, 2006
Village Voice
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American Blackout makes a credible case, with some of its most damning evidence coming from the mouths of the conservatives themselves.

Full Review… | September 15, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
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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.

Full Review… | September 7, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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A powerful piece of political cinema that effectively documents the disenfranchisement of black voters in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections.

Full Review… | August 4, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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