Thursday, March 5th at 6:30pm
at the Metro Theater
Encircle Films presents
Capturing the Flag
In 2013, in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court invalidates the part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requiring certain states to submit changes in voting laws to the Justice Department for approval. Almost immediately, certain states take voter suppression measures such as enacting voter ID laws, redrawing district boundaries, and repealing same-day registration.
Three months before the 2016 election, a group of volunteers across the country mobilizes to work on voter protection – to observe elections and to assure that all those who wish to vote are legally allowed to do so. Laverne Berry, Steven Miller, and Claire Wright head to North Carolina. What they find at the polls serves as both a warning and a call to action for anyone interested in protecting the ‘one person, one vote’ fundamental of our democracy.
Dealing with themes that are constantly sensationalized and manipulated by the media – Left vs. Right, North vs. South, Black vs. White – CAPTURING THE FLAG offers instead deeply personal, often surprising perspectives on the 2016 Presidential Election and its aftermath.
“Tells the modern story of voter suppression practices in vivid detail…Will be required viewing in my voting rights class.” Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Prof. Law, Indiana University Bloomington
Please join us for a Q&A session after the screening. Discussion will include a Skype with one of the filmmakers, Ann De Mare.
And keep in mind next month’s film, April 2nd: Dosed