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NY Times: Facing Voters, Georgia Congressman Gets an Assist From Documentary

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 7, 2006 at 8:08AM

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.[Free New York Times online subscription required to view full article.]
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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.
[Free New York Times online subscription required to view full article.]







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