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How to Rig an Election: The Racist History of the 1876 Presidential Contest

The most hotly contested presidential election in U.S. history did not take place in 2000, or even 2020. It took place in 1876, 11 years after the Civil War, when the country was barely unified, and bitter resentment lingered. "How to Rig an Election: The Racist History of the 1876 Presidential Contest" tells the story of an election that sealed the fate of a nation, permitting racism and racist violence to become more deeply embedded in U.S. culture and politics in ways that are still felt today. This 7-minute short was executive produced & narrated by Tom Hanks, conceived & written by Jeffery Robinson, animated by Reginald William Butler, and directed by Emily Kunstler & Sarah Kunstler.

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Credits

Directors:

Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler

Executive Producer:

Tom Hanks

Producer:

Jeffery Robinson, Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler, Andrea Creabtree

Screenwriter:

Jeffery Robinson

Editor:

Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler

Sound Designer:

Coll Anderson M.P.S.E

Music:

Kathryn Bostic

Additional Credits:

Animation: Reginald William Butler, Art Design: Reginald William Butler, Narration: Tom Hanks, Sound Effects Editor: Katrina Henson, Sound Effects Editor: Matt Snedecor, Co-Producer: Diana Cherry, Co-Producer: Jenna Kelly

Contact

Distributor:

Andrea Crabtree
andrea@thewhoweareproject.org

Public Film Contact:

Andrea Crabtree
The Who We Are Project
andrea@thewhoweareproject.org
(206) 666-0343‬

Publicity Contact:

Andrea Crabtree
andrea@thewhoweareproject.org
(206) 666-0343‬

Details

Primary Entry:
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Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 1

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Animated Short

Language:

English

Runtime:

7 mins