A Convention for Film Junkies

Since the Dems' national convention is bound to be a highly scripted affair, it's probably a good thing that indy filmmakers are getting busy now, cranking out five-minute shorts for Cinemocracy.org, a joint project of the Denver 2008 Host Committee, the Denver Film Society and the city's Office of Cultural Affairs. The top 25 videos submitted dealing with the question "How do you define democracy?" get a public screening during the DNC -- a reminder, maybe, of how democracy is supposed to work (versus how things really go down on the convention floor).

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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