It’s reached the point that, given our busy schedules and ever-growing to do list, that I don’t get to indulge in one of my favorite weekend activities, watching Sunday Morning, until sometime on Sunday afternoon. Or Monday.
Given our conversation on this week’s podcast about the election, and my comment about the impact of the electoral college system, I was particularly interested in a segment about Mo Rocca’s new film, Electoral Dysfunction.
According to the website:
“While other films have examined narrow aspects of our electoral system, Electoral Dysfunction is the first documentary project to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America. In the same way that An Inconvenient Truth revealed the need for immediate action on global warming—and as Bowling for Columbine exposed the roots of America’s gun culture—the film will help spark a national dialogue on the steps ordinary citizens can take to ensure that every vote counts. As former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former President Jimmy Carter noted in a bipartisan report on election reform, “Americans are losing confidence in the fairness of elections … We believe the time for acting to improve our electoral system is now.”
Given that I make it to very few movies each year, I’m pretty sure I won’t be making it to any of the planned screenings. But I’m really looking forward to checking it out when it hits the rental market!