• Still from One Vote Documentary 
    Still from One Vote Documentary 

On October 17th at 7PM in Olin 105 there will be a screening of the documentary One Vote, a film that follows five diverse Americans on election day 2016. Christine Woodhouse, the documentarian, will be present to participate in a Q&A after the screening

One Vote is a small film about a big topic: American democracy. Filmed in five locations on a single day, One Vote captures the compelling stories of diverse American voters on Election Day 2016. 

The  characters  of  One  Vote  include  the  charismatic  owner  of  the  last  tavern  polling  place  in  the  US,  an  Alaskan  family  that  travels  miles  of  snow-covered  roads  by  dogsled  to  reach  their  polling  place,  an  iconic  American  investor  who  devotes  his  Election  Day  to  transporting  voters  in  Omaha  needing  a  ride  to  vote,  a  gospel-singing  physician  who  heals  and  empowers  disenfranchised  citizens  in  rural  South  Carolina,  and  a  former  felon,  casting  an  emotional  vote  in  Kentucky  for  the  first  time  since  his  right  to  vote  was  restored.  Their stories connect us with the struggles of generations past, as well as voters’ dreams for the future.  

At  times  funny,  surprising  and  heart-wrenching,  the  film  eschews  partisan  politics  in  favor  of  an  honest  portrayal  of  voters’  Election  Day  experiences  At  a  moment  of  unprecedented  cynicism  about  the  political  process,  One  Vote  bears  hopeful  witness  to  the  humanity  and  rich  diversity  of  American  voters,  and  to  the  unsung  stories  that  comprise  our  exercise  of  democracy.