Women of the World, Independent Lens
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The experiences of dozen American citizens over the course of 24 hours on November 2, 2004 offer rare insight into a hallowed American ritual.
Katy Chevigny is an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Big Mouth Productions. Most recently, she produced Dark Money, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and she directed one of the storylines in Kartemquin Films’ documentary series Hard Earned, winner of a 2016 Alfred I. DuPont Award, which explores the lives of five American… Show more families struggling to get by in today's economy. She co-directed (with Ross Kauffman) the EmmyⓇ-nominated documentary E-TEAM, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Chevigny has produced and/or directed 12 critically acclaimed feature-length documentary films through Big Mouth, including Deadline, Election Day and also 1971 with Marilyn Ness. Her work has won multiple awards, been broadcast on networks including PBS, NBC, HBO, Netflix, Arte/ZDF and has played at festivals around the world. Show less
On November 2, 2004, millions of Americans put the world's most famous democracy to the test at polling places across the country. Election Day follows a dozen of these citizens — from the plains of South Dakota to the palm trees of southern Florida — over the course of 24 hours. Uplifting yet troubling, their experiences offer rare insight into a hallowed American ritual.