Sep 14 2021


7:00 am - 9:00 pm

OUT TO VOTE - World Premier Live Screening & Panel Discussion

Join DC Shorts International Film Festival, Bertelsmann Foundation, and Goethe-Institut Washington for the free 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 wine and cheese reception.
Limited Space & Registration Required:
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:
PLEASE NOTE: This event will strictly comply with DC COVID-19 Health Guidelines requiring face masks to be worn while indoors.