Student documentary screened at Poe Film Festival
Nov 13, 2018
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In addition, a documentary entitled "GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy On Its Head," produced and directed by Oglesby, was screened at VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art on Oct. 24. The screening was held in conjunction with an exhibition called "Hedges, Edges, Dirt" at the ICA. Oglesby, who is the Robertson School's journalism sequence coordinator, introduced the documentary, and the screening was followed by a panel discussion featuring Brian Cannon, executive director of redistricting reform group OneVirginia2021; Claire Gastanaga, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia; and Virginia Delegate Lamont Bagby, chairman of the legislative Black Caucus.
GerryRIGGED was used as inspiration for comedian John Oliver for an episode of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," and was included as part of the official court record in the U.S. Supreme Court gerrymandering case Gill v. Whitford (you can watch Oglesby's documentary here).