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Gerrymandering

Discovery

World Premiere

USA | 81 MINUTES

GERRYMANDERING

Documentary

What is "gerrymandering"? You don't have to wait for your oversized 2010 census envelope to figure out what exactly it means. Named for the Massachusetts governor who conveniently redrew a few erratic lines in 1812, gerrymandering is the redistricting of electoral boundaries to effect voting outcome in favor of a particular candidate, political party, et cetera. And why should you care? As the governor of California will tell you, the reestablishment of district lines takes away the voice of individual communities, reduces voter turnout and lessens competition among candidates. Whether it's a community, race, or party issue, an issue it surely is.

Director Jeff Reichert gathers an impressive bevy of experts to smartly present a well-rounded exposé. From California's struggle to pass Prop 11 to The Daily Show's mockery of a gaggle of border-jumping Texas politicians, this accessible and informative documentary encourages us to put on our bifocals and more closely inspect the warp and woof of America's democratic system.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jeff Reichert and Jeff Reichert

Jeff Reichert worked in distribution, most recently as SVP of Magnolia Pictures, before making his directing debut with Gerrymandering. He is the cofounder and editor of the online film journal Reverse Shot and contributed camerawork to the Oscar®-nominated short doc The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant.
Primary Cast
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis, Howard Dean, Ben Barnes, Pete Wilson, Ed Rollins
Editor
Sam Pollard
Director
Jeff Reichert
Cinematographer
Gary Griffin
Producer
Dan O'Meara, Jeff Reichert, Chris Romano
Screenwriter
Jeff Reichert
Executive Producer
Bill Mundell

CONTACTS

Technical Contact
Andrew Siwoff
Green Film Company
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212 337 3099
asiwoff@gmail.com
Publicist
Claire McNulty
Donna Daniels Public Relations
Phone: 347 254 7054 x 105
cmc@ddanielspr.net