Casting/Filming Call for Get Out and Vote video being made here this Tuesday and Wednesday
Errol Morris,(Academy award winning documentary film director of Fog of War and Thin Blue Line and Cambridge resident) is making a short non-partisan video to urge young people to turn out to vote in the upcoming election and to fight the efforts to suppress their vote.
(You can see an example of Errol’s short video style here in his video for the Academy Awards, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPsNboLCwTY)
Errol is looking for 100 young people (approximately 18 to 30 years old and eligible to vote) to be interviewed on film by Errol about why young people should vote and why they shouldn’t let anyone stop them from voting.
The plan is to get the video to go viral on YouTube and Facebook in the 10 days before the election.
Why do this?
· Only about 50% of eligible voters typically turn out to vote.
· This year, people are actively trying to suppress voter turnout – to disenfranchise voters.
By laws making it harder to vote (limiting polling hours, requiring id cards) and by intimidating voters (by challenging young and minority voters to create long lines, by photographing voters and their license plates, by leafletting college students claiming that they may lose their financial aid or health insurance if they vote and more).
You can fight back. Be part of the I Will Vote campaign. When: Tuesday October 16 and Wednesday October 17 between noon and 10 pm
Where: Allston film studio near Harvard Business School
How Long: ~2 hours
How do I sign up?
Contact Jessica Lander at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com as soon as possible (Sunday or Monday). Give her (1) a contact email and phone, (2) choose a 2 hour time slot between 12 noon and 10 pm. on Tuesday October 16 or Wednesday October 17 and (3) send a photo if you have one.
Photo by: Alan Cleaver