304 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
The Episcopal Youth Committee at the Chapel of the Cross invites the community to a free screening of “Democracy for Sale” – part of the AMERICA DIVIDED series – on Sunday, April 9 at 7PM in the Great Hall. Released in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, AMERICA DIVIDED is an EPIX Original docu-series, executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes and Common. It features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system — all woven into an eight-story, five-part series.
“Democracy for Sale” highlights the effects of political spending in North Carolina. Perhaps more than any other state in the Union — North Carolina has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of “The Hangover” movies, travels back to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy. Galifianakis investigates allegations that the current state government was put in power by moneyed interests and has thus carried out a program that only benefits its backers: cuts to education, healthcare spending and environmental protection; lowering of taxes for the wealthy and corporations; and the passage of laws designed to roll back access to the ballot.
A short, facilitated discussion will follow the film.