Storify OPEN CINEMA: Election Day in Canada #ElxnFraud

A digital archive of OPEN CINEMA and FOCUS magazine's multi-venue hybrid cinema event: Peter Smoczynski's documentary work-in-progress preview and forum on electoral fraud in Canada. Venues: Victoria and Sidney BC + 3 pop-up venues connected via social media & webcast to the world. #ElxnFraud.

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  1. Election Day in Canada - OPEN CINEMA - #ElxnFraud
    Election Day in Canada - OPEN CINEMA - #ElxnFraud
  2. We are very grateful for the Canada Media Fund's support of our hybrid cinema project, #ConnectTheDocs.
  3. Thank you, Canada Media Fund!
    Thank you, Canada Media Fund!
  4. Details about our ELECTION DAY IN CANADA event January 28, 2015:
  5. ELECTION DAY IN CANADA: When Voter Suppression Comes Calling

  6. Peter Smoczynski came to Victoria to preview, and ask support for, his important new film on the worst electoral fraud in Canadian history. Peter showed selected clips from his work-in-progress for discussion purposes.
  7. ELECTION DAY IN CANADA examines the dramatic rise of voter suppression in Canada during the 2011 Federal Election, the aftermath to the present day Fair Elections Act. Here is a video preview of the film he is creating:
  8. This event was unique in that we normally screen completed films, but as election fraud is a timely issue we couldn't wait for this important documentary to be completed. We were delighted that Peter Smoczynski traveled to Victoria to share his documentary work-in-progress with us, and the world!
  9. Election Day in Canada - OPEN CINEMA - #ElxnFraud
    Election Day in Canada - OPEN CINEMA - #ElxnFraud
  10. Help fund the completion of the documentary:
  11. The presentation took place at the Victoria Event Centre, with a satellite screening at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. In addition, people could watch the webcast and participate in the discussion from anywhere in the world via Twitter, Facebook and OPEN CINEMA's website.
  12. Three pop-up events (that we know of) gathered people together to watch remotely: University of Victoria's Political Science department, Cortes Island Literacy, and Grande Prairie Regional College. Participants at these venues watched the webcast on a large screen and communicated with the rest of us via Twitter and Facebook (see the online engagement, below).
  13. The evening began with opening remarks by Mandy Leith, Leslie Campbell, Sebastian Silva, and a pre-recorded message from MP Elizabeth May:
  14. Election Day in Canada - Introduction :: OPEN CINEMA
  15. The post-screening discussion, moderated by Sebastian Silva, included special guests Micheal Vonn, Briony Penn, Andrew MacLeod and Anke Kessler. Watch the webcast from Victoria:
  16. Election Day in Canada - Panel Discussion :: OPEN CINEMA
  17. With the help of our event partner FOCUS Magazine we sold out the Victoria Event Centre venue 3 weeks before the event!
  18. Election Day in Canada - OPEN CINEMA - #ElxnFraud
    Election Day in Canada - OPEN CINEMA - #ElxnFraud
  19. We were honoured and grateful that the Canadian Media Guild jumped on board to support this event as our webcast partner, represented by CBC's Don Genova.
  20. My union is sponsoring a fundraiser tonight for one of our freelance members who is making a film about electoral fraud in Canada. #elxnfraud. #opencinema
    My union is sponsoring a fundraiser tonight for one of our freelance members who is making a film about electoral fraud in Canada. #elxnfraud. #opencinema
  21. We used the hashtag #ElxnFraud to facilitate the Twitter Chat:
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