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August 7, 2006 8:08 AM
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NY Times: Facing Voters, Georgia Congressman Gets an Assist From Documentary

The money, endorsements and opinion polls favor her opponent, but Representative Cynthia A. McKinney, who represents Georgia's Fourth District, has been counting on a movie for last-minute help with the Democratic primary runoff vote here on Tuesday. The movie, "American Blackout," is a documentary that embraces Ms. McKinney as a progressive heroine while chronicling the alleged disenfranchisement of black voters in Florida and Ohio in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. After winning prizes on the festival circuit, including a special jury award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the movie, directed by Ian Inaba, was headed for commercial release on cable television until Ms. McKinney's scuffle with a Capitol police officer last March helped put a damper on that plan. Brenda Goodman reports.
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  • euphonyproductions | September 17, 2006 9:11 AMReply

    I saw this film in SF last night. This doc is awesome!!!