Andrew Beck Grace
Elaine McMillion Sheldon
Sheena M. Joyce
Curated and Produced by Jeff Deutchman
Executive Produced by Dana O'Keefe
2017 | English | USA
On the day of the 2016 presidential election, filmmaker Jeff Deutchman surveys the thoughts and feelings of ordinary Americans as they head to the ballot box. Told in brief vignettes from across the country and focusing on voters from every side of the political spectrum—ranging from a Sikh man and his family in New York City to a coal miner in West Virginia—the film humanizes the electorate in an age of sweeping generalizations. In its panoramic form and disparate viewpoints, 11/8/16 provides a necessary counterpoint that finds moments of common humanity within a seemingly unbridgeable divide.
Photo credit: Alma Har’el; subject Sierra Kos