Monday, August 07, 2006

american blackout

Georgia Democrat, black congresswoman and outspoken critic of the Bush administration and the War on Terror Cynthia McKinney is facing heated Republican-orchestrated opposition in the primaries this week, which is no surprise. The details of the campaign against her are included in a New York Times article/review of American Blackout, the recently released documentary about race-based voting fraud during the Bush years and McKinney's struggle to expose it.

Mark Denning for the Times' All Movie Guide wrote:
Filmmaker Ian Inaba digs into the controversy over the 2000 Florida ballot count and the ways in which race played a hand in the legal decisions that resulted in George W. Bush's appointment as president. Ianba's research leads him to Representative Cynthia McKinney, a congresswoman from Georgia who spearheaded an investigation of the firm that created voter lists for the State of Florida (and had ties to high-ranking Republican figures) and who was also an outspoken opponent of Bush's policies regarding terrorism and the war in Iraq. In the 2002 election, McKinney had reason to believe she had fallen victim to the same corruption she sought to expose when she lost her House of Representatives seat in a hotly contested election. American Blackout received its premiere at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

2 Comments:

At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This film is crap. It's feeding off of black people's emotions. always a white man come to save the poor little black folks.

 
At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are ignorant. This isn't just about black people. It's about all of us. If one of us lose our voting rights then all of us do.

 

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