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Pre-Election Benefit for "Holler Back" at Katra, Monday, November 3

Holler Back, a film written and directed by Lulu Fries’dat, is a dynamic exploration of why more young people are still not voting and participating in politics. The project needs to raise an additional $ 40,000 to cover finishing costs. A pre-election benefit is being held at

Katra, 217 Bowery, New York
Monday, November 3, starting 6:30 pm
Information and tickets:

The film is at the heart of a nation-wide event to mobilize the youth vote by screening at colleges during the last four nights prior to the voting. Over 100 colleges and election groups are participating, particularly in swing states such as Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado, North Carolina, Missouri, and New Hampshire. Harvard University is hosting a screening on Friday Oct. 31.

Holler Back is positioned to help the youth vote reach its full potential on Election Day. It is non-partisan and was endorsed by Habitat for Humanity. It won Best Documentary at the 2008 Sunscreen Film Festival, and was an official selection of The Women’s International Film Festival, The Philadelphia Film Festival, Ohio’s “We The People” Fest, and The Seattle True Independent Film Festival.

Interviewees include Michael Eric Dyson, University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University and author of April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death and How It Changed America, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., Director of The Annenberg Public Policy Center, whose projects include

Ms. Fries’dat has created voter registration ads with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog for VH1, and produced candidate profiles aimed at younger voters for MSNBC. Her work has appeared on CBS, NBC, PBS, MTV and FOX.


Also featured at the event will be a silent auction of comic book and graphic novel art, including:
Shawn Martinborough
Chris Cross
plus musical performances by Maya Azucena and Susan Enan


Contact information:
Lulu Fries’dat
Shugah Films

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