SCREENING & Q&A WITH AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER ROBERT GREENWALD
The public is invited to a screening of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a powerful, eye-opening new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greenwald, who will speak after the film about the important issue of voting rights in America. He will also be joined by activists from the Pasadena NAACP, the League of Women Voters- Pasadena Area, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, and Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP) to discuss efforts to expand voter registration and turnout in the greater Pasadena area.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 | 7pm
Suppressed: The Fight to Vote weaves together personal stories from voters across the state of Georgia to paint an undeniable picture of voter suppression in the 2018 midterm election where Stacey Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee ballots, extreme wait times and a host of voter ID issues – all of which disproportionately prevented many students and people of color from casting their ballots. The film features experts, poll watchers and everyday Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression and the threat it poses in 2020. In a race that was ultimately decided by 54,723 votes, the film exposes that the basic constitutional right to vote continues to be under siege in America. The film also describes the growing grassroots movement to challenge voter suppression and expand voting rights and voter turnout.
Before launching Brave Films in 2000, Robert Greenwald produced and/or directed more than 65 TV movies, miniseries and films as well as major theatrical releases. His work has earned him 25 Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, the Peabody Award and the Robert Wood Johnson Award. He was awarded the 2002 Producer of the Year Award by the American Film Institute.
Through Brave New Films, Greenwald’s feature-length investigative documentaries have included Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA (2016), Uncovered: The War on Iraq (2004), Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism (2004), Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005), Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006), Rethink Afghanistan (2009), Koch Brothers Exposed (2012), War on Whistleblowers (2013) and Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars (2013). Brave New Films has also explored immigration issues, the bail system and mass incarceration, and racism. Greenwald has been honored for his investigative film work by the ACLU Foundation of Southern California; the Liberty Hill Foundation; the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lawyers Guild; Physicians for Social Responsibility; Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy and the Office of the Americas.