The 13th Amendment



This documentary short follows a 90 year old great-great grandmother on her trek to vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 Pennsylvania Primary.

Having voted all her life, this is the first time she's had the opportunity to vote for a Black man for the office of President of the United States. Dedicated to the memory of Helen F. Dennis (1918-2012).

  Michael J. Dennis, Cinematographer

Michael J. DennisReelblack founder Michael Dennis on CNN's IReport 2008 Year End Special, his second appearance on the network. Mike won the first ever IReport Film Festival for his 5 minute short, THE 13th AMENDMENT.


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