DAJ Kansai Movie Night (Osaka) - "Electile Dysfunction"

Mon, 2006/07/24 - 19:00
Blarney Stone Irish Pub, Umeda, Osaka Japan

This month features the 2005 documentary...

"Electile Dysfunction"
(English only, 58 min)

• July 24 (Mon), from 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
• The Blarney Stone Irish Pub, Umeda, Osaka
Tel: 06-6364-2001
• Admission: FREE, but a 500-yen donation is appreciated from US citizens.
• Assorted foods and drinks are available.

About "Electile Dysfunction"...

One of the most basic rights of a democracy is the right to vote, an enthusiastic show of civic pride and expression of the people choosing their leaders. That's the way it's supposed to work, anyway.

After the election fiasco in Nov. 2000, most states chose to go with electronic voting machines. But these devices, with all their continuing troubles, are turning out to just be part of much larger problem. Irregularities continue to plague the US voting system: voter disenfranchisement, exit poll manipulation, voter harassment and intimidation, outright voting fraud, and partisan voting machine manufacturers more intent on making a buck & protecting their secrets than on ensuring fair elections.

Are our votes being counted? Did the winners actually win? Has America reached the point where those who count the votes have more power than those who cast them? Through a lively romp behind the scenes of the 2004 elections in Ohio, Florida and elsewhere, this film shows why voting reform is so extremely important in America now, before it's too late, before democracy itself is sold to the highest bidder.

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