The fast-paced, nonpartisan film 18 in ’08 screens free at 8 p.m. at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven on Wednesday, August 13. Made by a 19-year-old filmmaker, the movie is aimed at 17 to 24-year-olds who may be voting in their first Presidential election this year.
Following the screening the director and politicians will participate in a discussion about political participation, the youth vote and the 2008 election. There will also be on-site voter registration.
The film 18 in ’08 features interviews with politicians, popular culture figures, political activists, media commentators and student leaders. 18 in ’08 explains what is at stake for youth in the 2008 election, how decisions made in Washington today will affect young people for years to come, the issues and ideas that engage this generation. Entertaining and thought-provoking, the film is ultimately a call to young people to overturn traditional under-representation, get involved in the political process, and vote.
The event is presented free by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. For details, call 508-645-2960.