Screening of Eye-Opening Documentary CAPTURING THE FLAG at Margaret Mead Film Festival
Capturing The Flag, a new documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Anne de Mare that shows, in real time, the effects of purges on eligible voters in North Carolina during the 2016 Presidential Election, will screen at the prestigious Margaret Mead Film Festival at 7:00pm October 19th at the American Museum of Natural History. More information at Capturingtheflag.com
Voter suppression may be the greatest threat in the 2018 election and to our democracy. While much of the media focuses on Russian interference, the Brennan Center for Justice recently released a comprehensive report showing that since 2013 more than 16 million names have been purged from the voter rolls nationwide. This includes purges from four states that engaged in illegal voter purges, and another four states where unlawful purge rules that violate the National Voter Registration Act have been implemented.
Capturing The Flag tells the story of a tight-knit group of friends who travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina - the 2016 "poster child" for voter suppression - intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens. What they find at the polls serves as both a warning and a call to action for anyone interested in protecting the "One Man, One Vote" fundamental of our democracy. Dealing with themes that are constantly sensationalized and manipulated by the media - Left vs. Right, North vs. South, Black vs. White - Capturing The Flag offers instead deeply personal, often surprising perspectives on the 2016 Presidential Election and its aftermath.
Capturing The Flag premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC.