Out to Vote - World Premier Live Screening & Panel Discussion [Proof of Vaccination Required]

By DC Shorts (other events)

Tuesday, September 14 2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM EDT

Join DC Shorts International Film Festival, Bertelsmann Foundation, and Goethe-Institut Washington for the World Premier Live Screening of the Bertelsmann Foundation documentary Out to Vote, followed by a dynamic panel discussion on voting rights. The evening will close with a post-panel Happy Hour with wine and cheese.

PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED: Following CDC and local DC guidelines, everyone entering the Goethe-Institut building will be required to show Proof of Vaccination at the point of entry into the building either by displaying digital documentation of vaccination on a smartphone or by presenting a physical copy of a vaccination card. Once inside the building, masking is required at all times within the building.

Out to Vote - After winning a fight to restore voting rights for formerly incarcerated individuals, returning citizens Bobby Perkins, Nicole Hanson-Mundell and Monica Cooper go all-in to get out the vote in Baltimore, Maryland. Their efforts in the run-up to the 2020 election, in the face of misinformation, polarization, and a global pandemic, are filmed in this Bertelsmann Foundation documentary. It is a story of redemption, and a story of democracy.

Post Film Panel Discussion

Moderator: Nana Efua Mumford, Washington Post


  • -Darius Baxter – Cofounder, GOODProject
  • -Marcia Johnson-Blanco - Co-director of the Lawyers’ Committee’s Voting Rights Project
  • -Alyssa Lovegrove  - Director, Georgetown University Pivot Program
  • -Bobby Perkins - Outreach Coordinator, Out to Vote
  • -Samuel George - Film Director, Bertelsmann Foundation

This event is free, but due to limited capacity, registration is required.


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