With its focus on gerrymandering and the undermining of democracy in Michigan and Wisconsin, the film "Slay the Dragon" could not be more timely and essential. After the 2008 election, a secretive, well-funded partisan initiative poured money into state legislative races in key swing states to gain control of their redistricting processes and used high-tech analytics to dramatically skew voting maps based on demographic data. The result is one of the greatest electoral manipulations in U.S. history, one that poses a fundamental threat to our democracy and exacerbates the already polarized atmosphere in Congress and state houses across the country.
Unfortunately, this film was due to open in theaters in March just after all the theaters were closed. However, thanks to the Berlers of the South Bay Film Society, it is screening virtually now through May 9th. To find out how to access the film,
Watch the Trailer!