Holler Back - [not] Voting in an American Town is part of a multi-layered effort to identify problems with U.S. elections and help find solutions. Our work is non-partisan. We understand that democracy works best with active participation from citizens with a wide spectrum of beliefs.
Our company utilizes a variety of mediums for maximum impact, including documentary film, investigative journalism, data analysis and research, interactive education modules with students, workshops to encourage political participation, and social media to bring awareness to issues! @LuluFriesdat
Our latest investigation into the results of the race between Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Tim Canova found almost 1000 more cast ballots than voters who voted, and led to the discovery that the original ballots had been destroyed. The investigation has been featured in Politico and the Christian Science Monitor. The Secretary of State of Florida has requested more information about what happened.
Holler Back - [not] Voting in an American Town was our first documentary. The film focuses on systemic problems with U.S. elections that discourage participation: from the twisted complexities of the electoral college to easily hackable voting equipment.
The film won Best Documentary at the Sunscreen Film Festival and aired on Link TV. It screened at film festivals across the country including the Women’s International Film Festival, The Philadelphia Film Festival, Ohio’s “We The People” Fest, The Trenton Film Festival and The Seattle True Independent Film Festival.
We created a nation-wide event to motivate youth turnout by screening at colleges from Harvard to Alaska.
We are currently in post production on another documentary. "The Freedom Cage – Part 1 #OccupyWallStreet" charts the creation and disruption of Occupy Wall Street.
The film’s intimate access to core members of the Occupy movement provides a candid window into the passion that both fueled and sabotaged their momentum; while detailing the relentless surveillance and brutal arrests by police and federal agencies that systematically dismantled and ultimately shut down the protests. The verite’ narrative provides an in-depth examination of Occupy’s legacy, how its message began with a group of Anarchist radicals, sowed the seeds for Black Lives Matter and is now influencing mainstream American politics.
Other current and drawing board projects include:
- Consulting on improved election auditing legislation for New York State
- #ParticipatoryDemocracy workshops for teenagers
- An app to connect non-voters with mentors
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