Brave New Films has produced a new documentary short Suppressed: The Fight to Vote.
This film exposes rampant voter suppression that affected the outcome of the 2018 midterm election in Georgia and the threat it poses to our elections all across the nation in 2020. During the 2018 midterms, millions of voters experienced suppression due to voter roll purges, poll closures, long lines of over 4 hours, missing absentee ballots, and strict voter ID laws that disproportionately prevented black and brown citizens from their constitutional right to vote.
The race in 2018 was finally decided by 54,723 votes and Suppressed reveals that basic constitutional suffrage in America remains under pressure.
Given what is at stake in 2020, the effort to prevent people from voting will be fierce! We've been here before and we can stop it!
For this event, DAG partnered with the Mainz cinema Cinémayence. The movie theater is located on the first floor of the baroque Schönborner Hof in a central location on Schillerplatz. It is a guest of the French Cultural Institute - hence the French name ("Mayence" = French for Mainz).
The schedule of the cinema is designed with cultural aspects in mind. The program offers mainly international films. Like most of the films in Cinemayence, Suppressed has never been shown in Mainz before.
Watch the trailer.
Join us in the discussion after the screening to learn how the Republicans will crackdown on voting rights in 2020 and what you can do. Non-Democrats Abroad members and non-US citizens are welcome and the description of the film is in German in the Cinémayence program.
There will be a discussion after the screening lead by Sarah A Wagner. Wagner studied Political Science, English and Educational Science at the University of Trier and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Since 2015, she is the Education Manager at the Atlantic Academy Rheinland-Pfalz. Her research focus lies on the Democratic Party, civil-military relations and transatlantic relations.
Democrats Abroad voter registration experts will assist Americans living in Germany register to vote and request your ballot for the 2020 election.
Tickets are 5€ and can be purchased at the theater's box office, opens at 19:45.
We hope to see you there!
Schönborner Hof Schillerstraße 11
Mainz, Hessen 55116
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