A Convention for Film Junkies
Since the Dems' national convention is bound to be a highly scripted affair, it's probably a good thing that indy filmmakers are getting busy now, cranking out five-minute shorts for Cinemocracy.org, a joint project of the Denver 2008 Host Committee, the Denver Film Society and the city's Office of Cultural Affairs. The top 25 videos submitted dealing with the question "How do you define democracy?" get a public screening during the DNC -- a reminder, maybe, of how democracy is supposed to work (versus how things really go down on the convention floor).
You can check out the latest entries at the site, including this one by local brothers Alan and David Dominguez (the attached photo is from their piece). The Dominguezes are the talented team that brought us The Holes in the Door, a documentary about the 1999 death of Ismael Mena during a SWAT raid on the wrong house. -- Alan Prendergast