“Dark Money,” a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on elections and elected officials. Greater Akron Move to Amend is sponsoring the screening on Friday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Rd., Fairlawn. Free and open to the public.
The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, “Dark Money” uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. “Dark Money” is an official selection for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. There will be a discussion after the screening.
Greater Akron Move to Amend is a group working to amend the U.S. Constitution to eliminate the legal creation of corporate personhood and to protect the inalienable rights of real people.
Directed and produced by Kimberly Reed, the film is a collaboration with “POV,” the PBS award-winning nonfiction film series.
To read the the League of Women Voters’ position on money in politics, click here, and go to page 22 of the pdf document.
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