Perhaps never before in this nation's history has an administration
provoked such anger among its people. With the increased ease of filmmaking
and the spread of the Internet, people are finding more outlets to
voice their opinion in some highly creative ways. From the antics
of JibJab.com to the politically
minded commercials of Moveon.org,
there has been a lot of creativity put forth in an effort to help
shape public opinion. Detroit has served to produce one such phenomenon.
caught up for a second with some of the creators of the Anti-Bush
Film Festival. Executive producer Arthur Mellos stated that the group
came together as a "constitutional collective." Made up
of artists, educators, and filmmakers, they hope to educate people
about how the government can undermine the constitution. Mellos states
that rather than an administration working within the framework of
the constitution, they try "to make the constitutionfit their
The festival consists of films from around the country, including
some of the Moveon.org commercials and most notably Spike Lee's "10
Minutes Older: We Wuz Robbed." Change begins at home, and this
grassroots group is a powerful demonstration of how people can make
their voices heard. For those looking to vent some frustration and
do so in the company of other like-minded people, and have some fun
while you're at it - this is the show for you.
The festival was first screened in Detroit and is set to screen
again Monday, November 01 - Election Eve! at the Maple Art Theatre
in Bloomfield Hills.
Doors open at 6pm with the first showing at 7pm. Doors will re-open
at 9pm, with the second showing at 9:30pm.
Tickets $5 at the door.
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