North Carolina’s new voting law, passed within a month of the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision to gut the Voting Rights Act, is among the most restrictive in the nation, and it disproportionately affects minorities, young people and the elderly. Why are so many states making it harder to vote, and what are the consequences for our democracy?

Sundance Now Doc Club's Take 5: Justice in America is a collection of five short films on today's hot-button issues and features originally commissioned work from filmmakers with a passion for impactful, socially conscious storytelling.


Directed and Produced by: Rachel Lears
Produced by: Robin Blotnick
Executive Producers: Joyce Deep, Marcus Lee
Director of Photography: Rachel Lears
Editor: Robin Blotnick
Featuring: Hakeem Dykes, Maria Palmer, Alberta Currie, Jay Delancey, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Carolyn Coleman

Project Details

Release Date: 2016
Runtime: 6 min.