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Punk Le Vote!

Punk Le Vote

by Eric "Roach" Denis
produced by EyeSteelFilm
color, 68 min, 2006





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Plagued by years of corruption and scandal, the Canadian government has fallen. Prime Minister Paul Martin and his Liberal lapdogs have been tossed out in the cold Canuck winter, the same frostbitten playground on which Canada's political elite will jostle for control of the country in the January 2006 federal elections. It's a time of public apathy and political disgrace. It's time for the punks to join the fray.

Roach and Starbuck, two hardcore punks from Montreal, try to form their own political party but run out of time due to Canada's electoral process. Instead, they decide to campaign for political office as independent candidates. As they hit the campaign trail in one of Canada's wealthiest communities, each wants to do it his own way. While Roach proposes to reform our rotting electoral system, Starbuck's punk rock performance art is designed to shock the electorate into waking the fuck up. Roach mounts a media campaign proposing proportional representation; Starbuck campaigns door-to-door wearing a leather cape and a dildo, telling voters: "If you like it up the ass, vote Liberal." Anarchy or Federalism-what's the true path for a punk?

Visit the filmmaker's website, www.eyesteelfilm.com.

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
DOCSDF - International Documentary Film Festival in Mexico City, 2007
Hot Docs, Toronto, Canada, 2007
Cinema Politica, Montréal, Canada, 2007
CanalD (broadcast television), Canada, March 2007
Granada Theatre Cine-Club, Sherbrooke, Canada, 2007
Les Rendez-vous du cinema quebecois, Québec City and Montréal, Canada, 2007
Etat d'urgence 2006 - ATSA, Montréal, Canada, 2006
Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montréal, Canada, 2006

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