Drawing district lines to lock in a partisan electoral advantage was once an accepted form of political gamesmanship. Now gerrymandering is an immensely powerful weapon of partisan advantage, creating an unresponsive and unaccountable government. But ahead of the 2020 elections and a new round of redistricting, voters are fighting back.
With exclusive access to the legal team that brought the most important voting rights case in a generation to the Supreme Court last October, and the group Voters Not Politicians, which is leading a ballot initiative in Michigan, Slay the Dragon chronicles the civic grit that is turning the tide in the battle for the legitimacy of U.S. democracy.
Directed by Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance, Slay The Dragon premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.