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...So Goes the Nation Details

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In the 2004 presidential election, Ohio became the state that decided who would lead the nation for the next four years; throughout the campaign, both [[Performer~P301705~George W. Bush~georgewbush]] and [[Performer~P369975~John Kerry~johnkerry]] realized it was a key "swing state" which could go to either candidate, and they devoted much of their time and resources to bringing in the vote in the Buckeye state. The controversies of the 2000 election led many to suspect that voter fraud could be a possibility, and many were watchful for tampering of voting machines or registration rolls. Filmmakers [[Performer~P222684~James D. Stern~jamesdstern]] and [[Performer~P273512~Adam Del Deo~adamdeldeo]] brought their cameras to Ohio for the final weeks of the election, and ...So Goes the Nation is a documentary which offers a detailed look at both [[Performer~P301705~Bush~georgewbush]] and [[Performer~P369975~Kerry~johnkerry]]'s campaign staffs as they make the final push toward victory or defeat. While examining the possibilities of election tampering, ...So Goes the Nation primarily concerns itself with the differences between the campaign styles of the candidates and how their behind-the-scenes staffs struggles to swing voters to their man, with [[Performer~P369975~Kerry~johnkerry]] concentrating on domestic issues of economics, health, and security while [[Performer~P301705~Bush~georgewbush]] spoke of the war on terror and [[Performer~P369975~Kerry~johnkerry]]'s alleged "flip flopping" and service record in Vietnam. ...So Goes the Nation received its World Premiere at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 4, 2006

Crew

James D. Stern
Director
Adam Del Deo
Director
Adam Del Deo
Producer
James D. Stern
Producer
Jeff Groth
Editor
Christopher C. Chen
Co-producer
John Chandler
Associate Producer
Alex M. Lagory
Associate Producer
Douglas E. Hansen
Executive Producer
Jun Diaz
Executive Producer
Don Kempf
Executive Producer
Nancy Kirhoffer
Post Production Supervisor
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