Special Event on Election Fraud: January 28, 2015
This post published on November 24, 2014
POST SCRIPT: This successful event tripled our previous live and online reach! We sold out tickets at the Victoria Event Centre venue 3 weeks ahead of time. The Mary Winspear Centre hosted a very lively event, and 3 other pop-up venues across BC and Alberta took advantage of our webcast program, for a total of 5 venues. Our online engagement galvanized an important nation-wide discussion about #ElxnFraud: the hashtag’s Twitter reach exceeded 600,000 during the day of the event. In addition, our event helped filmmaker Peter Smoczynski raise $5000 (online & offline) for the film’s crowdfunding campaign.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!
Includes videos of Peter Smoczynski’s presentation and post-screening discussion, photos, links, tweets and more.
OPEN CINEMA Connect the Docs & FOCUS Magazine present
ELECTION DAY IN CANADA
When Voter Suppression Comes Calling
a documentary work-in-progress preview & forum on electoral fraud in Canada
7pm Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Victoria Event Centre + Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney + online anywhere!
Peter Smoczynski is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. He’s coming to Victoria to preview, and ask for your support for, his important new film on the worst electoral fraud in Canadian history. Peter will show selected clips from his work-in-progress for discussion purposes.
ELECTION DAY IN CANADA examines the dramatic rise of voter suppression in Canada during the 2011 Federal Election, the aftermath to the present day Fair Elections Act.
Find out more about the film and please support their crowdfunding campaign.
Following Peter’s presentation and clips of his documentary work-in-progress, there will be a live and online discussion about #ElxnFraud.
thanks to event sponsor FOCUS Magazine
VICTORIA EVENT CENTRE
1415 Broad Street (elevator access)
Advance Tickets Sold Out! Add your name to the waitlist…
Limited tickets at the door $15 (doors 5.30pm).
Join us for The Joint pizza, Bubby Rose’s brownies, Fernwood coffee and cash bar.
Speakers include BRIONY PENN, SFU Professor ANKE KESSLER, MICHEAL VONN (BC Civil Liberties Assocation), ANDREW MacLEOD (journalist) and moderator SEBASTIAN SILVA.
MP Elizabeth May will participate online via Twitter: follow hashtag #ElxnFraud.
MARY WINSPEAR CENTRE, SIDNEY
As part of OPEN CINEMA Connect the Docs, you can also attend this event at The Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. Peter’s presentation and film clips will be webcast live, and will be followed by a post-screening discussion.
Speakers include PAUL KIVETT (2008 President of the Saanich Gulf Islands Federal Liberal Association and part of Briony Penn’s campaign team); ROBIN BAYLEY (Privacy Consultant); moderated by journalist STEPHEN ANDREWS.
JOIN US ONLINE
Thanks to our new Webcast Sponsor The Canadian Media Guild!
NEW! POP-UP EVENTS
A handful of other locations have decided to host a pop-up event to watch and engage in this screening and discussion.
Grand Prairie Alberta
(Grande Prairie Regional College / University of Northern British Columbia – details TBC)
University of Victoria,
(Political Science Department, private event)
to our Presenting Partner, the Canada Media Fund