Our next Film Night on May 7th is Pro-Choice: Rights and Access, an exclusive screening and conversation with Barbara Attie, the award-winning director of the short documentary Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa which offers a powerful and thought-provoking insight into the barriers many American women face in exercising their reproductive rights. Our mission is to…
With old and new DAUK members by offering informative and interesting Film Nights in a friendly and open environment. Film Nights have often been the first step to people becoming more widely involved in DAUK and more aware about issues and topics raised by the film.
Ensure that we offer high-quality films and after-screening discussions. We often have the filmmakers themselves or academic, think-tank or activist experts as our speakers. We try to ensure that people always leave with ideas about how to become active on the issues raised.
With other DAUK Committees, Caucuses, and Groups in creating Film Nights and informative panel discussions. We also work together in the promotion of other DAUK activities and events with a especial focus on Voter Registration and Get Out the Vote.
Paddy Duffy, Mick Gold and the legendary Norma Percy, from the Brook Lapping team at the preview of Inside Obama’s White House: The Arc of History
What We Do
- Research and preview a lot of films – good and bad!
- Develop good relationships with filmmakers and distributors
- Discover and negotiate with film distributors the license to screen the film
- Research and reach out to potential speakers
- Research and produce information on the film and its issues for printed Briefing Notes and these web-based film pages
- Arrange all the logistics for the event: for example, venues, check-in, and in collaboration with DAUK teams: budgeting, promotion, ticket booking
: DAUK Film Commitee at 2019 DAUK Independence Day Picnic
Chair: Elaine Capizzi,
Vice-Chairs: Kathryn Fuller and Nancy Rossi
Website design and development: Eva Rangel
The Film Committee
Founded in 2004 by Herman Rothberger, our first screening was Going Up River – a biography of the Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry and Outfoxed – a very prescient examination of the role of Fox News in the media landscape.
Photo: Greg Palast, journalist and filmmaker with Herman Rothberger, founder of the DAUK Film Commiteee
Since then, we have held Film Nights on a wide variety of issues and topics, such as voter suppression, campaign finance, economic inequality, environment and energy issues, the financial crisis, racism and the criminal justice system, national security and civil liberties, the power and influence of right-wing media, women’s rights, and more!
Contact Us To Get Started
Please get in touch! We need and welcome new members to join our lively, innovative and well-organized team.
Members can commit to play a continuing/occasional/leading/supporting role or to just help with one Film Night.
We also welcome your suggestions for documentaries to screen or topics that we should cover.
U.S. citizens living outside the United States need to request our ballots each calendar year.
Disclaimer: The screening of this film does not constitute an endorsement or promotion of the film, nor of any views expressed therein or any association with The Film Committee, DAUK, Democrats Abroad or the Democratic Party. Screenings are solely conceived as educational activities: offering an opportunity for members to discuss issues.
Links to other organizations or publications imply neither endorsement of their policies nor any association with the Democratic Party or Democrats Abroad – UK