Harlem International Film Festival

LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE - Friday Night Spotlight

Expired September 14, 2020 1:00 AM
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Friday Night Spotlight

LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE                                                Upper Manhattan Premiere

Director: Gavin Guerra

Country: US, Running Time: 108 min

Since the founding of this country, who gets to vote has been a contested issue. LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE connects the dots across generations to illustrate how events from over 50 years ago are still reverberating in today’s heated political climate. The narrative follows a Then and Now timeline that shares first person accounts from participants in the Civil Rights Movement as well as meeting present day activists that are fighting to preserve the gains of the past and forge a new path forward. The film will also explore the political fallout following the Voting Rights Act, and how the states came to realign politically and race continued to be a common theme in manipulating and exploiting the motivations of politicians as well as those of the electorate.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    01:48:00
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Gavin Guerra
  • Screenwriter
    Gavin Guerra
  • Producer
    Gavin Guerra, Santosh Gunaseelan