If, like many of us, you plan to stress about the election all day long, here’s a unique way to do it: live on Periscope, as the documentary “11/8/16” is made simultaneously by more than 40 filmmakers throughout the country. David Lowery, Eugene Jarecki and Yung Chang are among the many directors participating; watch their live-streaming efforts in real time here.
“11/8/16” is a follow-up of sorts to “11/4/12,” which was likewise produced by Jeff Deutchman. “It’s a counter-programming to what everyone is going to be very anxiously following Tuesday,” said Deutchman in an interview held yesterday. “People are going to be checking the news all day and checking their social feeds, and I really like this idea of providing a third stream of content that that is more human and gives people the opportunity to step into other people’s shoes.”
Other directors taking part include Martha Shane, Lana Wilson, Peter Gilbert, Margaret Brown, Alison Klayman, Alma Har’el and Vikram Gandhi; a full list can be found here. The Orchard plans to release “11/8/16” early next year.