Politics is one of those taboo topics, one that you never talk about when you’re in mixed company or at any family gathering. But the reality is, it effects almost everything we do – every day. And while it often seems like the individual person doesn’t have much say in how the government works, Slay the Dragon will give you a different perspective on the political process and what one voice can really do.
Starting back in 2016, after the election one woman posted on Facebook. What Katie Fahey didn’t know at the time was that she was starting a movement not to just end Gerrymandering in the state of Michigan but to actually challenge the Constitution.
Slay the Dragon gives you an inside look at what happened when Fahey started her local movement, but how other states were doing something similar as well. Giving viewers a better understanding Gerrymandering and what it can actually mean for their state, how their vote is actually counted and why elected officials want it, Slay the Dragon gives you clear answers on the major issues and what is still happening today in many states.
While politics is rarely anyone’s favorite subject, the documentary is compelling, interesting and informative at the same time. With changes starting at the grass roots level, the documentary gives you a renewed sense of patriotism, and the ability to see how just one voice can make a difference when you stand up.
SLAY THE DRAGON will be released on Friday, April 3, 2020 as a Video On Demand or VOD release only.
About SLAY THE DRAGON (VOD):
After the 2008 election, a secretive, well-funded partisan initiative poured money into state legislative races in key swing states to gain control of their redistricting processes and used high-tech analytics to dramatically skew voting maps based on demographic data. The result is one of the greatest electoral manipulations in U.S. history, one that poses a fundamental threat to our democracy and exacerbates the already polarized atmosphere in Congress and state houses across the country. Gerrymandering, the practice of redrawing electoral maps to serve the party in power, has been around for centuries. But in today’s hyperpartisan political environment it has been taken to unprecedented extremes, fueled by the elimination of corporate campaign contribution limits and the availability of vast amounts of personal information. The effects of this audacious plan have continued to bear fruit through the 2018 midterms. But voters, fed up with cynical efforts to sidestep the will of the majority, have begun fighting back. In one example, a grassroots movement led by a young woman with no political experience gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures to put an anti-gerrymandering initiative on the ballot in Michigan. The new documentary Slay the Dragon shines a light on this timely issue, and follows a handful of citizens’ groups, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally, as they battle party operatives and an entrenched political establishment to fix a broken system. (MAGNOLIA PICTURES)
This film is rated PG-13.
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