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Michael Fox and Silvia Leindecker, the creators of the documentary “Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas”, will screen their film in Oklahoma City, Monday, October 13th. Beyond Elections is a journey, which takes viewers across the Americas, to attempt to answer one of the most important questions of our time: What is Democracy?
From the communal councils of Venezuela to constitutional assemblies, grassroots movements and cooperatives, filmmakers Silvia Leindecker and Michael Fox explore the many incarnations of democracy across the Americas. The documentary examines democracy in nations such as Brazil, Colombia and Canada, and features interviews with journalists, cooperative and community members, elected representatives, academics and activists including Eduardo Galeano, Amy Goodman, Emir Sader and Martha Harnecker.
The full length documentary film “Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas” is now being shown during Michael and Silvia’s tour across America. Just months away from one of the most important elections in US history, everyone is talking about elections, but few people are talking about democracy.
Fox and Leindecker run Estreito Meios, an independent production company founded in 2007 and based in South America. Michael Fox is a freelance journalist, translator, reporter and documentary film maker based in South America. He is a former staff reporter for Venezuelanlaysis, a radio correspondent for Free Speech Radio News, and his articles have been published in Yes Magazine, Earth Island Journal, NACLA and The Nation online.
Co-founder Sílvia Leindecker is a Brazilian documentary film maker, a philosopher and independent photographer who has shot for the Spanish news agency EFE, Germany’s Politik magazine, and numerous independent projects, advertisement and film productions.
Last year, Michael and Sílvia helped to co-found the internet Radio Venezuela en Vivo, which broadcasted live coverage from Venezuela’s Constitutional Reform Referendum. Based in between Venezuela and Brazil, Michael and Sílvia have for many years been researching and covering the growth in the region’s participatory democracy cooperatives, Brazil’s participatory budgeting and Venezuela’s communal councils.
During the tour, Estreito Meios is also working on a new documentary about the state of the economy and it’s effects on Americans in different parts of the country.
What: Screening of “Beyond Elections” and meet the producers
When: Monday, October 13th @ 6pm
Where: Private residence – Oklahoma City, OK – call for directions. 405/840-0244