Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Your Dose of Democracy, Uncensored

MQ Ivy Meeropol has directed a new documentary series called The Hill that premieres on the Sundance Channel tomorrow night. The Hill will run Wednesdays at 9 p.m. in half-hour installments for six weeks. It follows U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) and four of his staff members who research foreign policy, the environment, labor, Social Security, and many other issues. Ivy knows her subject first-hand. In the early 1990s, she was a legislative assistant and speechwriter to U.S. Rep. Harry Johnston (another D-Fla.). She hopes her new series (with a score from Brendan Canty of Fugazi fame) will appeal to young people and thus make them more concerned and involved in politics. Read a Q&A with the filmmakers from Roland Park Pictures and don't forget to Tivo the show tomorrow night.


Blogger freshdipt said...

great article in the WP this morning as well -- it's getting pretty solid reviews and I'm looking forward to the premiere tonight at 9pm. It's going to be real reality.

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