2008 Election Documentary 11/04/08 Now On VODOctober 26, 2010

2008 Election Documentary 11/04/08 Now On VOD


On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: the documentary covering 2008 Election night, 11/04/08 (FilmBuff).
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Few would doubt the historic significance of a day like November 4, 2008. But what filmmaker Jeff Deutchman is most concerned with is not a grandiose portrayal of a nation built on the backs of African slaves electing its first black president, but rather seeks to democratize the very documentation of history with 11/4/08.

Viewers of the film follow several amateur filmmakers throughout their day, both in U.S. cities and internationally, from 8:00 am to 4:00 am, cataloguing various states of emotion as the world’s most powerful nation goes to the polls. From enthusiastic Obama campaign volunteers whose frenzied anticipation is certainly palpable, to nonchalant Manhattanites who, although recognizing the significance of the day admit that realistically very little will change after the election, the film makers merely seek to expose their unique experience on that day.



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