Congratulations to filmmaker David Earnhardt and crew! See below for the press release, just out today from Starz, announcing that his seminal election integrity documentary, Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections, will be premiering on several of the pay cable net's outlets beginning on August 28th.
"Think your vote counts? Think again," the announcement trumpets, before describing the film as "A searing indictment of the election process as it affected both the 2004 and 2006 Elections...And could affect the outcome of the 2008 Election."
The beautifully structured film will screen multiple times on both Starz Edge and Starz Cinema from August through early October (see currently scheduled showings here).
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We, of course, have been singing Uncounted's praises for quite some time here at The BRAD BLOG --- even though we're prominently featured in it, we highly recommend it nonetheless --- and we'll take this opportunity to again remind readers that Earnhardt has been kind enough to offer hand-signed DVD versions of the film available as a premium here only for our readers.
So if you'd like your very own collectors' edition of Uncounted (and we think you'll want to share it with alot of folks once you see it!) we'll get one out to you right away in exchange for a contribution to The BRAD BLOG of $50 or more. You can check out a teaser, and clips from the film, at the official Uncounted website.
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The complete news release, announcing Uncounted's premiere on the Starz network, follows below...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STARZ EDGE & STARZ CINEMA PRESENT THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF UNCOUNTED
Just in Time For the 2008 Presidential Race:
A Searing Indictment of the Election Process
As It Affected Both the 2004 and 2006 Elections...
And Could Affect the Outcome of the 2008 Election
Englewood, Colo., August 11, 2008 - Defenders of democracy unite: Starz Edge and Starz Cinema present the world television premiere of Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections, an explosive documentary that shows how election fraud changed the outcome of the 2004 election and led to even greater fraud in 2006. With the 2008 presidential race just around the corner, is it too late for a free and fair election? The film will premiere on Starz Edge on Monday, August 25 at 10:30 p.m. (et/pt). Starz Cinema will show Uncounted on Thursday, August 28 at 10:00 p.m.
Uncounted, the controversial film by David Earnhardt, examines in factual, logical and startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity across the United States. The film shines some much-needed light onto:
- Jim Crow-like Voter Suppression and Intimidation in the 21st Century
- Exit Poll Discrepancies in 2004 and 2006
- Undervoting up to 80% in Precincts
- Electronic Voting Machines Altering Final Vote Tallies
- Provisional Ballots Not Counted
- The Privatization of the Election Process
"Our country has a long and varied history of stolen elections, systematic disenfranchisement, and manufactured election irregularities," said Uncounted filmmaker David Earnhardt, "Yet most of us still accept on faith the integrity of the election process. I hope that watching Uncounted so close to the presidential election will shake to the core any preconceived beliefs - and encourage immediate action before it's too late."
In addition to being a searing indictment of the country's election system and a stunning wakeup call for voters, Uncounted also tells the inspiring stories of three patriotic whistleblowers who recognize the threat to the core of our democracy and do the right thing - regardless of the consequences.
"The notion of stolen elections is something we assign to Third World countries, but not this beacon of freedom and democracy that we like to view ourselves as." Bernie Ellis, Election Integrity Activist.
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 16.8 million and 31.4 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.