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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Staff Guide | The crew was small...
    Staff Q A Contact Us Glossary Links Partners Supporters Series Outline Shop Tickets The crew was small Shari Michael But over the years a lot of friends worked to make these films The Epidavros Project Sign up to stay current

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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Q&A
    personal relationships at the staff level It s allies and enemies and frenemies All of those relationships also play into it and can be manipulated to the advantage or to the disadvantage of the opponent I think one of the big truths that you see if you watch the whole arc of a debate is that these windows don t come along frequently at all Pretty rarely If you re lucky every two years but it s really more hooked to a Presidential cycle every four years And those windows of opportunity are surprisingly short You know sometimes just a matter of two three four months So that you need to have everything ready as they begin knowing that the conditions on the ground they change constantly even during your window MICHAEL CAMERINI Social policy is all about finding our balance point right And we normally do it in the compromise between two or more exhausted armies We don t tend to do it by everyone seeing the genius of the think tank solution So you could say the most naïve thing was to start making these films thinking what we were doing was filming an idea and the bringing of that idea into political life You know people who want every immigrant jailed and then deported are you know they re part of the total balance that ends up finding a solution that ends up making a deal SHARI ROBERTSON We started out looking at this policy possibility Demetri s Grand Bargain and advocates would balk at anything that wasn t almost a perfect iteration of it that made perfect sense Over the years we were shooting those same advocates to different degrees began to see that a bad bill is certainly no guarantee of success but no bill is a guarantee of failure And in a way they and Ted Kennedy was of course the best example of this in our films they grew to understand that if you don t gamble if you re too conservative to gamble you re going to always be at the same place at the start It s just that the conditions around you can continue to get worse and worse and worse What was it about immigration policy that made it a good case study Why not follow telecom policy or healthcare MICHAEL CAMERINI There s a way in which it s the thread that if you pull you discover it s connected to everything There is no basic social issue that you face in the United States as a society that doesn t touch on immigration And in fact you know the Congressman who yelled at Obama during his healthcare speech was yelling about immigration and healthcare We re kind of balanced between having developed an economy that depends on immigrants uses immigrants and integrates them intelligently at all kinds of levels from the home healthcare worker to the guy who invented Intel So it s woven into everything And

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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Contact Us
    not working Please use the link at far right or use your email software to contact us at mcsr howdemocracyworksnow com Send Us a Message Name E mail Message Address Camerini Robertson 143 West 20th Street 11SN New York NY

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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Glossary
    refer to an actual tangible pulpit President Bush made spectacular use of the bully pulpit in early 2004 when he gave a speech calling on Congress to reform our immigration laws In just one speech he seized control of the immigration debate and rose 10 points in polls of Latino voters In this clip Senator Brownback s Chief of Staff David Kensinger explains why a President doesn t have to

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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Links
    Resources THOMAS In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson legislative information from the Library of Congress and the first place to look for all kinds of answers Library of Congress Within the Library of Congress site youâ ll find the Congressional Record a searchable database of House and Senate Floor transcripts going back to the 101st Congress 1989 1990 Congressional Record The Congressional Record Government Printing Office Executive Branch In the Executive Branch section you can find administrative documents detailing the Budget Executive Orders the State of the Union speeches and specific regulations like Davis Bacon Wage determinations and the U S Government Manual Government Printing Office Judiciary Branch Search the Judiciary Branch section for the Constitution Supreme Court decisions from 1937 to 2000 or committee reports from the Judiciary Committees of each Chamber of Congress Government Printing Office Legislative Branch We used the GPOâ s Legislative Branch section to find committee reports conference reports histories of bills calendars for previous Congresses parliamentary rules for each chamber they even have a searchable version of the US Code Our Government The House Official website of the U S House of Representatives The Senate Official website of the U S Senate The White

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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Partners
    The Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr Fund seeks to fulfill our foundersâ vision of a just and caring society where all people are able to live work and raise their families with dignity The Fund is dedicated to celebrating and building community Sundance Institute Dedicated to supporting U S and international documentary films that focus on current human rights issues freedom of expression social justice civil liberties and exploring critical

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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Shop
    election foretell the future Read more 1 DVD of the 90 minute director s cut 49 95 Story 2 Mountains And Clouds Trying again but facing Senator Byrd and the rise of Tom Tancredo Read more 1 DVD of the full 93 minute director s cut 49 95 Story 4 Sam In The Snow The weather turns colder A complex moral tale about the right clear path Read more 1 DVD of the full 93 minute director s cut 49 95 Story 5 The Kids Across The Hill If you thought there could never be a House Republican legalization bill Read more 1 DVD of the full 92 minute director s cut 49 95 Story 6 Marking Up The Dream The backstory of the original DREAM act negotiations and the dangerous art of compromise Read more 1 DVD of the 60 minute director s cut 49 95 Story 7 Ain t the AFL for Nothin The newest story to be added to the Series just released the story of the Labor movement s struggle with immigration reform Read more 1 DVD of the full 72 minute director s cut 49 95 Story 9 Protecting Arizona The fight that made Arizona

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  • Twelve Stories: How Democracy Works Now | Tickets
    Tickets will be available when the next screening event is scheduled Sign up to receive email updates Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini spent six years filming inside Capitol Hill to create a set of cinema verité documentaries that together trace the high and low points of the controversial quest for comprehensive immigration reform read more Story Guides Looking for more information about a particular film in the series Click here

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