We The Voters We The Voters 20 Films For the People

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Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions in conjunction with production companies Show of Force and Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets, present a nonpartisan digital slate of 20 short films designed to inform, inspire and ultimately activate voters nationwide with fresh perspectives on the subjects of democracy, elections and U.S. governance.
WE THE VOTERS: 20 Films for the People includes comedies, documentaries and animated shorts that unravel how U.S. democracy works and promote a call to action for Americans to make informed choices while seizing the power of their vote.

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  • VULCAN PRODUCTIONS:
  • Executive Producer: Paul G. Allen
  • Executive Producer: Carole Tomko
  • Executive Producer: Rita Mullin
  • Executive Producer: Jody Gottlieb
  • Executive Producer: Rocky Collins
  • Digital Producer: Matt Milios
  • Coordinating Producer for Education: Jannat Gargi
  • Production Manager: Kim Nyhous
  • Production Coordinator: Susan Grella
  • Social Media Relations: Chelsey Killebrew
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  • SHOW OF FORCE:
  • Executive Producer: Maro Chermayeff
  • Executive Producer: Jeff Dupre
  • Executive Producer: Joshua Bennett
  • Executive Producer: Mira Chang
  • Executive Producer: Cindy Vanegas
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  • WARRIOR POETS:
  • Executive Producer : Jeremy Chilnick
  • Executive Producer : Morgan Spurlock
  • Supervising Producer: Sean Frechette
  • Producer: Eric Enright
  • Producer: Sebastian Weinberg
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Demystifying Democracy

According to the Washington Post, only 36% of Americans can name the three branches of government and 35% can’t name any at all. Less than 50% know which political party controls Congress. So what happens when multiple generations of would-be voters don’t know the basic principles, positions, and players that govern our democracy? A majority don’t vote—which means their interests don’t get represented and their voices don’t get heard. That’s why Vulcan Productions and Show of Force teamed up to create 20 short films designed to inform, inspire and activate voters nationwide with fresh perspectives on the subjects of democracy, elections and governance in the lead up to the 2016 elections.

08.12.2016


Our goal is to create sharable, digestible and entertaining content that delivers the substance to educate voters around key issues surrounding the election so voters feel equipped to make informed decisions at the polls.

Executive Producer Carole Tomko

09.26.2016


Learn about all of the issues in your area!

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09.26.2016


According to the Washington Post, only 36% of Americans can name the three branches of government and 35% can’t name any at all.

Getting the vote out

WE THE VOTERS was produced and launched within a stratospherically tight six-month period to ensure that the films were available before the 2016 presidential election. The films are non-partisan; there is no agenda other than helping people understand their individual role in democracy regardless of political affiliation. We also launched a digital toolkit that allows people to view the films easily on their mobile devices while interacting through polls and quizzes - as well as explore the ballot issues in their communities and register to vote. Then, on top of that, we created a set of additional content available to schools and universities, including K-12 curriculum and discussion guides for hosting screening events. WE THE VOTERS provides audiences with something they can’t get anywhere else: a shareable, digestible, balanced, objective, accurate, useful, witty, and engaging one-step resource to voting and democracy.

09.26.2016


Get Involved! Register to vote today!

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09.26.2016


The New York Times reports that only a third of eligible voters cast their ballot in the 2014 midterms, the lowest turnout in 72 years!

09.26.2016


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Available everywhere

A true democracy only works when people participate. And that doesn’t mean simply voting, but understanding the issues at stake and contributing to a greater political dialogue.We held nothing back in making sure these films were accessible to everyone everywhere - for free. With 60 distribution partners on board potential voters can find them anywhere they like to watch video.

09.26.2016


Almost 95% of citizens over 18 are eligible to vote, but only 23% of those under the age of 34 did in 2012.

09.26.2016


Be part of the conversation. Host a screening!

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