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Unprecedented: 2000 Presidential Election (2002)

Cast: Peter Coyote, Greg Palast
Director: Richard R. Perez, Joan Sekler
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Sony Music Entertainment
Genre: Documentary, Politics and Social Issues, Political & Social Issues
Running Time: 90 min.
Languages: English
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Independent filmmakers Richard Ray Pérez and Joan Sekler direct the political documentary Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this 50-minute film examines the controversial occurrences in Florida during the 2000 presidential election leading up to the eventual administration of George W. Bush. The filmmakers examine what went wrong before, during, and after the disputed election decision. It explores the topic of voter rolls, ballot design, vote recounting, and the actions of the Supreme Court. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

Special Features:

  • The Voter Purge
  • Media Malfeasance
  • Response to a Stolen Election
  • Critical Perspectives
  • Rise of Corporate Dominance

GreenCine Member Reviews

for those who care about democracy by jvglatz June 17, 2007 - 2:00 PM PDT
This film spells out why the Greens and Nader did not throw the election in 2000. It shows over and over again how the Florida officials rigged the election so that GWB would "win". This documentary is important for any US citizen to watch no matter their political affiliation if they care about our democracy. There are very good interviews in this documentary and a lot of evidence showing that the election had been rigged. Too bad Greenwald didn't do one on the 2004 election that Kerry threw in Ohio.

skip farenheit- see this! by alexjb February 15, 2005 - 12:39 AM PST
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
Michael Moore is all about the hype, and ended up making a movie that is, in some areas, as extreme as a Christian Coalition Anti-Abortion tract - heart-string-plucking galore, complete with emotional breakdowns and obvious creative editing.

Unprecedented, on the other hand, is a proper documentary. it's fact-oriented, intelligent, investigative and does not, in fact, leave Gore blameless. information that you've probably never heard about how things really went in Florida- LONG before the actual votes took place. very clear and understandable analysis of the supreme court issues.

there's no crying, at least on the screen, and while it covers multiple angles of the story leading up to and after the 2000 election, it stays focused and flows smoothly. i saw this at an indie film fest a few years ago and was shocked at what i learned. watch it with as many people as you can rustle up!

Let's Hope This One Does NOT have a Sequel... by talltale September 14, 2004 - 2:55 PM PDT
7 out of 9 members found this review helpful
UNPRECEDENTED: The 2000 Presidential Election is not "news" in capital letters. But for those of us who followed the tortuous path that led to the appointing of George W. Bush as our President a few years back, this documentary offers a trip down memory lane that pulls a lot of threads together and will leave those who are unimpressed with this man's handling of his office even angrier and more depressed than they probably are right now. The co-directors do an expert job of weaving the story together, starting out with a little history of the state of Florida and then covering the Florida state government's blocking of blacks voters, the media's stupidly selective handling of the whole affair, the shameful work our Supreme Court and other important topics. Be sure to watch the dvd extras?-which give a little update and some very good additional information.

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