Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, the new documentary by Robert Greenwald (Director of Outfoxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, & the NRA) weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. Suppressed: The Fight to Vote features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020. In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America.
Following the 37-minute film we will have an opportunity to discuss the film. Panelists and speakers to be announced soon!
•USC African American Cinema Society
•USC Black Graduate Student Union
•USC Media and Social Change
•USC Novus Think Tank
•USC American Constitution Society
•USC Public Interest Law Foundation
•Trojans for Warren
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SCI Theater 106
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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