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Title Run Granny Run / Director: Poras, Marlo
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (1 hr. 19 min.) ; 478392013 bytes
Summary In 1999, an 89 year-old woman named Doris 'Granny D' Haddock, laced up her sneakers and walked across America to rally against the influence of big money in elections. Making friends, enemies and news headlines, Granny D's protest walk lasted 3200 miles and caught the attention of both political players and regular citizens. Five years later, when state Senator Burt Cohen dropped out of the election race, the Democratic Party had just 24 hours to fill Cohen's place on the ballot. Who stepped forward to take the opening? 94 year-old Granny D. Directed by Marlo Poras, the film chronicles the events that turned Granny D into a Senate candidate, providing behind-the-scenes access into the campaigning which took place in the lead up to the November 2004 election. Joining Granny D on the campaign trail was her son and "road man," Jim Haddock who drives a painted camper with slogans like "Vote Dammit"; campaign strategist Dennis Burke; campaign manager Chris Kuwamoto, who steps down after suggestion of cutting salaries to fund a TV commercial; and chief campaign strategist Joe Trippi, who previously ran Howard Dean's presidential campaign. Run Granny Run is climaxed by Granny D's participation in a debate with Judd Gregg, a savvy politician and orator who prepped George Bush for his debates by acting the role of John Kerry. Fighting her nerves and lack of experience, Granny D acquitted herself well on TV and with the voters, giving her reason to hope for what most felt was an impossible dream: an upset on Election Day 2004. For this 94-year-old, dreaming and doing the impossible are often the same thing. (From the US in English) (Documentary)
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-10-27 at 01:15:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Haddock, Doris.
Political participation.
Women political activists -- Biography.
Women -- Travel.
United States.
Form Streaming video
Author Benson, Craig, cast
Burke, Dennis, cast
Cohen, Burt, cast
Dean, Howard, cast
DiStaso, John, cast
Feingold, Russ, cast
George;W.;Bush;, cast
Poras, Marlo, director