What is Democracy? (NFB Documentary)

  • 21 Nov 2020 1:10 PM
    Message # 9379104
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What is Democracy? (2018 - 107 mins.) http://www.epkurl.com/email/whatisdemocracy/watchnow.html

    WATCH NOW for free on NFB.ca and NFB's YouTube channel

    Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers—this urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire.

  • 22 Nov 2020 4:54 PM
    Reply # 9380833 on 9379104
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here is a follow up for the excellent documentary. It is an interview with the film maker Astra Taylor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paZpxu5KKvM

    Last modified: 22 Nov 2020 4:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 06 Dec 2020 8:23 PM
    Reply # 9409157 on 9379104
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The article below explains the importance of STATES' roles in the endorsement of the president. E.g. If Democrats control the state - then more Democrats travel to Washington to cast a vote. California will send 55 Democrats.( representation by population determines how many votes in each state.)

    During the discussion  I explained the role of the Electoral College in the US Constitution and the need to secure 270 votes to confirm the presidency.

    After the American revolution, there were many British loyalist settlers living  in the US. There was a concern that they would vote in elections to support a candidate loyal to Britain. (another reason for the creation of the Electoral College)
    Submitted by Elena

    Biden officially secures enough electors to become U.S. president

    Last modified: 06 Dec 2020 8:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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