Subjects: American Studies, African American Studies
Narrated by Jeffrey Wright
Rigged chronicles how our right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks - including the partisan use of gerrymandering and voter purges, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court. The film captures real-time voter purges in North Carolina and voter intimidation in Texas.
Official Selection for the 2019 Social Justice Film Festival and Winner of the Award of Excellence at Indie Fest 2019
"America is strongest when every citizen can vote. Yet, Rigged exposes the dark truths of how some politicians are seeking the removal of the right to vote from too many Americans. Rigged’s take-home is that we, as Americans, must work harder to protect and augment the central tenet of our democracy: ‘one person, one vote’."– Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to President Obama
“This is a provocative, infuriating look at how voting can be suppressed in America. It's a documentary that cries out for justice."” – Robert Shrum, Director of the Center for the Political Future and the Unruh Institute of Politics
"I cannot think of a better moment for this powerful film, which reinforces the reality of voter suppression, which I think so many more Americans have begun to recognize and understand." – Sherrilyn Iffil, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
About the filmmaker
Michael Kasino is an editor and director based in NYC, who has worked in the industry for the past 10 years. He is best known for directing Pay It No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson, which screened at the British Film Institute and the IFC Center in New York.