Electoral Dysfunction (2012)
Electoral Dysfunction is a feature length documentary that uses humor and wit to take an irreverent—but nonpartisan—look at voting in America. Released theatrically and broadcast on PBS broadcast in the fall of 2012, the film stars political humorist Mo Rocca, a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, a panelist on NPR’s hit quiz show Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, and a former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Director/Producer: Bennett Singer, David Deschamps, Leslie D. Farrell
Co-Producer: Mridu Chandra
Cinematographer: Joe Friedman
Editor: Jay Keuper
Electoral Dysfunction won the American Bar Association’s 2013 Silver Gavel Award for Television—the ABA’s highest honor for media projects that foster understanding of the law. Mo Rocca received a Special Achievement Award from the 2013 Chicago International Film Festival Television Competition for his role as host of Electoral Dysfunction; the film also won a 2013 Silver Telly Award in the Politics/Commentary division.
How To See It:
Broadcast on PBS shortly before the election in 2012, the film is now on iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and Google Play. DVDs for home and educational use are available at www.electoraldysfunction.org.