Tisch School of the Arts invites the entire NYU community to the Voter Education Week Documentary Series featuring free screenings of Boys State, Surge, and All In: The Fight for Democracy.

Over three nights, in-depth discussions with award-winning filmmakers will explore a range of topics within American democracy, including a record number of first-time women candidates who won elections, and challenges of voter suppression.

Boys State
October 5 @ 7PM

Presented in collaboration with GenVotes.

The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Boys State is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government.

Panelists include Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine (Producers). Moderated by Pato Hebert, Associate Chair of Art & Public Policy.

Watch the Boys State trailer.

October 7 @ 7PM

Presented in collaboration with the NYU Office of Global Inclusion and NYUWomxn100.

The 2018 midterms saw a record number of first-time women candidates who ran for office and won. In a documentary investigation of this shift, three congressional candidates in Texas, Indiana, and Illinois serve as case studies. Is this trend a moment in women’s political history, or a true movement?

Panelists include Wendy Sachs and Hannah Rosenzweig (Co-Directors/Producers), A’Shanti Gholar (Founder, The Brown Girls Guide to Politics and President, Emerge America), Kimberly Peeler-Allen (Co-Founder Higher Heights, Visiting Practitioner at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University), and Hala Ayala
(Delegate, 51st House District of Virginia, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Virginia). Moderated by Pegi Vail (Co-Director, NYU Center for Media, Culture and History and faculty member, NYU Program in Culture & Media).

Watch the Surge trailer.

All In: The Fight for Democracy
October 8 @ 7PM

All In: The Fight for Democracy, produced with Stacey Abrams in anticipation of the 2020 election, is a spellbinding odyssey that charts the history of voter suppression in the U.S., it is a rallying cry.

Panelists include Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus (Co-Directors/Producers). Moderated by Sam Pollard (Professor, Tisch Undergraduate Film and Television).

Watch the All In trailer.

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