Our friends at Arts Engine, the non-profit media organization that produced Katy Chevigny‘s Election Day have just written in to let us know that as the election approaches, they’re stepping up their campaign to make sure that people get to exercise their right to vote this year and encouraging people to host viewing parties. Read on to learn more.

Dear friends,
You’ve registered to vote and now the countdown until Election Day 2008 begins…
Nineteen days left and the question remains: will we have a fair and just election? Or will we see the same obstacles that have disenfranchised record numbers of voters over the last eight years? What are you going to do about it?

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Now is the time to host an Election Day house party and get your friends, family and community talking about all of the issues they might encounter at the polls this November.

Through Brave New Theaters, you can organize a screening of Election Day or find a screening in your area. Committed to fostering the “people-powered movie revolution,” Brave New Theaters makes it easy to plan your event and spread the word. Join with us to plan a series of screening events in the two weeks leading up to Election Day 2008, at a time when people need to be reminded we have only one day to make it count! Your Election Day house party is only three steps away:

Buy the Election Day DVD at the Arts Engine store.

Publicize your house party or community screening at the Election Day page at Brave New Theaters.
Get ready for the conversation after the film by downloading the incredibly informative POV Facilitator’s Guide for the film.

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Eliza is POV's vice president of community outreach and education, and she works with public television stations, educators and community-based organizations to present community screenings of POV films and to develop and distribute accompanying educational resource materials to teachers nationwide. Before joining POV in 2000, she taught English in Spain and Mexico. Eliza is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University.Eliza's favorite documentaries are:1. The Last Waltz - Martin Scorsese2. In the Realms of the Unreal - Jessica Yu3. The Thin Blue Line - Errol Morris4. Don't Look Back - D A Pennebaker5. Grey Gardens - Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer