Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
Directed by Matt Kohn, Everywhere But Florida: Three Reflections After Election was filmed just after the sharp decline in media coverage of the controversial 2000 presidential election. Hoping to capture the true American perspective regarding the now infamous recounts and allegations of voter disenfranchisement, Kohn traveled across thirty states to conduct interviews with the many voices who, in many cases, were never contacted by pollsters or given a chance to speak on a major news outlet. The result is not only a very personal rehashing of the events in 2000 from a multitude of opinions (scholars, scientists, politicians, and everyday citizens were all approached by Kohn), but a poignant reminder that election reform may be needed to preserve voting rights in an era of butterfly ballots and computerized voting machines. Among the interviewees include activist author and commentator Greg Palast, legal expert Vincent Bugliosi, and Alan Colmes of Fox News.
aftermath, controversy, democracy, perspectives, political-parties, political-tension, presidential-election, reform [improve], voting