EDay in Canada : Voter Suppression

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October 2015
Canadians will be heading for the polls on October 19th without any clear assurance the last federal election delivered the results they voted for.

Documentary filmmaker Peter Smoczynski completed a 42 day road trip across Canada from Guelph to Whitehorse this past spring, interviewing and filming recipients of the harassment, live and robo calls which took place in 234 out of 308 ridings in the 2011 federal election. 

MPs, party leaders, journalists, scholars, court challenge litigants, and experts on the Fair Elections Act, voter micro-targetting and professional voter suppression techniques imported from the U.S. also lend their voices and expertise to the film.

Come October, Peter plans to have a  pre-election abbreviated version of the feature length film available for special screenings.

But the final doc is still running on fumes here. 
We urgently need your help with post-production and editing expenses to get this doc out into the public eye no matter who wins the coming election.

Producer's overview of the film can be viewed here .

Thank you for your time.

PETER SMOCZYNSKI
The Script & Film Co.
Producer/Director/Writer
Documentary Filmmaker
http://cmgfreelance.ca/en/profile/Peter%20Smoczynski/
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Seven months ago, The Script&Film Co posted a rough cut of "EDay in Canada : The Rise of Voter Suppression" online for the 42nd Federal Election. Your response was amazing and the film continues to ride that support.
As we edit towards the finish line, filmmaker Peter Smoczynski is blogging our progress on our revamped website to keep you up to date on new developments in the shape of the film since that election.

This was the first one : Robocalls, Michael Sona & other notes... http://www.thescriptfilmco.com/#!Robocalls-Michael-Sona-other-notes/pusfx/56fdb5a30cf2d5ab7777ae25
WHEN THE SUITS SHOWED UP
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With grateful thanks to the 20,000 or so folks who checked out our working draft of the doc and left their thoughtful comments there over the past five days. It's offline now but we'll be back with the completed film including new elections 42 chapters in the new year.
Couldn't have done any of it without you all.

Special thanks to those who boosted our signal and kept it aloft when we needed it most : Canadian Cynic, Canadian Glen, Boris at The Galloping Beaver, Fern Hill, DeBeauxOs, Antonia Zerbisias, Pale, John Klein, Kev@ trapdinawrpool, LuLu Lanteigne, Eleanor Grant, Emma Green, Retired Railroader, too many generous tweeters to name you all ... Warren Bell at National Observer, Nick Davies at The Guardian, The Real News Network, DeSmogBlog, Reddit, Dr. Michael Keefer, Monika Rzezniczek, Matt McArthur, Susan Watson @ FairVote on the ground in Guelph and Sebastian Silva out on the wet coast for putting on venues and getting the word out, and all who emailed their ongoing encouragement and left their hard-earned dollars here ... you know who you are ...

Humbled, grateful, proud of you all for being partners in what was achieved here.

Still raising money for the next phase so if you happen to know of anyone with a few dollars to spare ...
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It's live!
The pre-election EDayFilm Preview will be online until Oct.18th.
At 50 minutes, it's still a work in progress. The final version will include the 2015 election and is scheduled for release early next year.
Thank you to all of you for making this possible.

https://vimeo.com/thescriptandfilmco/review/142341107/53007791c6
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In today's National Observer :
Assessing Stephen Harper : Upcoming documentary tells shocking stories of alleged election fraud

"Forget the niqab. What's been barbaric is the undermining of Canada's democracy over these past two elections.
When I saw the Saanich-Gulf Islands segment of this documentary, it took my breath away."

Thank you, Warren Bell and National Observer

http://www.nationalobserver.com/2015/10/06/opinion/rise-voter-suppression-canada



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Louisette Lulu Lanteigne
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The truth will be known but it is up to us to spread the word to make it heard. Please support this worthy project!

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Linda Kennedy
38 months ago

I would sincerely like to donate to the production of this important documentary however I will not share my credit card information under any circumstances. Is there anther way I can donate?

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Eric Booth
38 months ago

I wrote an article on this back in 2012...with a different analysis of the robocall scenario...the question of who was behind the calls has yet to be determined, and likely never will...but, the facts can paint different pictures, and certainly do in this case. - https://islandstrust.wordpress.com/?s=briony

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The truth will be known but it is up to us to spread the word to make it heard. Please support this worthy project!

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Linda Kennedy
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I would sincerely like to donate to the production of this important documentary however I will not share my credit card information under any circumstances. Is there anther way I can donate?

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Eric Booth
38 months ago

I wrote an article on this back in 2012...with a different analysis of the robocall scenario...the question of who was behind the calls has yet to be determined, and likely never will...but, the facts can paint different pictures, and certainly do in this case. - https://islandstrust.wordpress.com/?s=briony

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