MIKVA! DEMOCRACY IS A VERB
@ Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
On view through Thursday, September 24th
Abner Mikva was a tireless advocate for democracy and ethical government and believed fervently in the power of young people to effect change. DEMOCRACY IS A VERB chronicles both his remarkable career as a U.S. Congressman, Federal Judge and White House Counsel and his legacy organization, the Mikva Challenge. The film features his protégée, President Barack Obama, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, political consultant David Axelrod, former Wall Street Journal reporter Al Hunt and advisor to 7 Presidents, Newton Minow. The film is also a sweeping story of Mikva challenging the Daley machine, the National Rifle Association and the neo-Nazis who invaded Skokie, Illinois in 1978.
(Description courtesy of Media Process Group)
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