DVD: Ballot Measure 9

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"A picture to make you scream." The Nation magazine magazine
"Galvanizing." New York Times
[5 stars] - Newsday
"Outstanding" - Seattle Times
"Unnerving" - The New Yorker Winner: Audience Award - Sundance Film Festival Winnert: Teddy Bear - Berlin Film Festival


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Commentary with Director Heather Lyn MacDonald, Donna Redwing and Kathleen Saadat.

Galvanizing Film Classic Continues to Win New Audiences

"A far-ranging expose of hate politics that crosses lines of race, religion and sexual identity." - B. Ruby Rich

As the polarizing issue of gay marriage re-invigorates the "culture wars" of the last decade, the classic documentary "Ballot Measure 9" resonates as strongly as ever. The film shocked movie-goers in 1995 wit its inside views of a divisive gay rights battle and the unprecedented violence the campaign rhetoric provoked across the state of Oregon (such that activists were given full-time police protection and on election night leaders wore bullet-proof vests.)

The chasms that divide this country are no less divisive today, and "Ballot Measure 98" is as relevant as it ever was. Most importantly, the films continues to inspire a larger community with its vivid illustration of a broad-based, diverse civil rights campaign. Winner of jury and audience awards internationally fro Sundance to Berlin to Edinburgh, "Ballot Measure 9" was often named by critics as ne of the best films of the year.


Ballot Measure 9 is a starting point for dialogue about the democratic process in America. A chilling portrait of the politics of intolerance, the film offers a valuable window to discussions about the kind of society in which we want to live. An essential media resource, the film is recommended for high schools and universities, public libraries, communities and civil liberties groups.


This account of successful grassroots organizing is an instructive model and inspirational organizing tool, "it just might be the next training manual on how to rescue the soul of America." B. Ruby Rich