Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election

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Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election

  • 2002
  • Directed By: Richard Ray Perez and Joan Sekler
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 50 Minutes
  1. Sunday, October 21, 2012 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Unprecedented
Unprecedented is the riveting story about the 2000 battle for the U.S. Presidency that was decided in Florida. From the moment the polls opened, it became clear that something was wrong. While the media focused on the controversy surrounding the poorly designed “Butterfly Ballot”, much larger civil rights issues were overlooked. The film serves as a cautionary tale, warning us that we must insist that our elections be conducted in a manner above reproach, and anything less undermines our faith in democracy. (Digital Presentation)   These screenings for Good Behavior/Bad Behavior in U.S. Elections are being sponsored by Department of Political Science, College of Arts & Sciences, Themester, Department of Communication and Culture, Political and Civic Engagement Program (PACE), and IU Cinema. Each screening will be preceded by an introduction from a faculty member.