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Connections: Discussing gerrymandering and the film, "Slay the Dragon"


A documentary called “Slay the Dragon” takes on the issue of gerrymandering and its impact on elections and social issues. From the Flint water crisis, the bathroom bills, and more, the film explores how elected officials can control political outcomes by redrawing district maps. The film tells the story of citizen groups in two different states that challenge the issue and their fight to protect democratic principles.

The film will be screened at the Little Theatre next week as part of the One Take Documentary Series, but first, we preview it on Connections. Our guests:

  • Tim Kneeland, chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Nazareth College
  • Linda Moroney, filmmaker, and director and programmer for the One Take Documentary Film Series
  • Katie Fahey, founder of the citizen action group, Voters Not Politicians
  • Chris Durrance, co-director of “Slay the Dragon”
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.