You've seen a lot of political ads, with actors pretending to be real people. But we've always found that real "real people" are more interesting and have more important things to say. Academy award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris has agreed to produce a series of ads for MoveOn.org Political Action, featuring authentic American voices committed to change.
To participate in our online "casting call" for the upcoming series of ads, just fill out the survey below.
Errol will be selecting a dozen people from those who respond for on-camera interviews.
Tell your story. Tell us about your family and the people you know. Are people changing their minds about President Bush? Have you? Why?
Have a personal story about the choice we face?
Do you have a personal story about President Bush or Senator Kerry that would help people understand the choice we face this fall?
Tell us a bit about your background.
And your party affiliation and voting...
Know anyone who's changing who they'll vote for?
If yes, who? Do you know why?
If so, when?
If yes, who?
That's it! You're finished. Thank you so much for taking the time to participate.
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director of the academy award-winning documentary A Note From Errol Morris Fog of War.
I have been struck by the eloquence of ordinary citizens. And I have thought in the context of the 2004 campaign, rather than have pollsters talk to the American people, why not have the American people talk to the American people -- in their own words? Who better to express the current concern with the direction in which America is going? Who better to express the dreams and aspirations of Americans? Who better to express their hopes for change?
Many of us have very strong feelings and beliefs about what has happened in the last four years in our country. But there is also a growing concern with what could happen in the next four years. Is this country heading in the right direction? What is our vision of America? Is it being realized?
MoveOn has pioneered a new kind politics with populist roots. It has
allowed Americans to speak directly to other Americans.
This is a very simple idea. A different kind of political advertising.
Not a prepared speech. Not a voice-over narrative, but rather Americans
speaking one on one. Americans speaking to other Americans in their
own words, expressing their beliefs and their hopes for the future.
Americans explaining why this election is not just another election, but an election that will define how America is perceived around the world and just as important, what America is for all of us.
You can help us by filling out this survey. None of this can be done -- as in all of what MoveOn has achieved -- without you.