Democracy 4 Dummies

Democracy 4 Dummies

                                Democracy 4 Dummies
| 44 min

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This documentary shows curious cynics and aspiring politicians how to run for office with little or no money. Full of laughs and satirical commentary, this election adventure should leave even the most skeptical viewer thinking, "If these guys can do it, so can I!"

Democracy 4 Dummies follows the campaign trail of Dylan Perceval-Maxwell, an eccentric Green Party candidate and vegetable oil car driver in Montreal. While Dylan ultimately loses to federal opposition leader Gilles Duceppe, he gets the most votes of any Green Party candidate in Quebec.

Dylan and other Green Party candidates show us how to raise funds and collect signatures with dogs, skirts and anything else catchy. Viewers learn how important it is to confront one's opponent, attract media attention and get out the vote. The film features funny quotes from famous politicians throughout history, boasts a great indie soundtrack, and it's so grassroots it began with a borrowed camera. It is destined to inspire more unlikely candidates to run for office.

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Democracy 4 Dummies, Sophia Male, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • writer
    Sophia Male
  • director
    Sophia Male
  • producer
    Sophia Male
  • associate producer
    Duncan McDowall
  • editor
    Sophia Male
    Winston MacPherson
    Marc Cousinet
  • cinematographer
    Sophia Male
  • music composer
    Digs Dorfman
  • sound editor
    Matt Kober
  • sound designer
    Jean-Pierre Morin
  • production consultant
    Larry Gitnick
    Charles Gervais
    John Moran
  • editing consultant
    Paul Dore
  • researcher
    Duncan McDowall
  • narrator
    Sophia Male
  • sound consultant
    Ian Chuprun
  • narration studio director
    Laurel Baker
  • French translation
    Corinne Smith
  • shotlisting
    Carly Breger
  • set photographer
    Jasmine Million
  • graphic designer
    Rachel Starr
  • clearance assistant
    Melinda Conant
  • breakfast consultant