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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Documentary Raising Awareness About Voter Suppression Attacked by Russian Bots

“It underscores how fragile our democracy is at this time,” said Loki Mulholland.

Footage from the After Selma documentary

Lehi, UT — With less than two months before the 2020 Presidential Election, a documentary raising awareness about voter suppression faced attempted hacks by bots from ten different countries, including Russia. There were more than 560 attacks. The Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation was alerted to the attacks within minutes of launching a Google Ad Campaign about After Selma.

The film, After Selma, by Emmy-winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland, takes a deep dive into the history of voter suppression and why we need to challenge it to preserve democracy and equality for all. Mulholland joins NY Times Best-selling author and Emory University Professor, Carol Anderson (White Rage), and civil rights activist Joanne Blackmon Bland, to explore specific laws and events that have allowed voter suppression to persist.

“It underscores how fragile our democracy is at this time. After Selma is about ensuring each and every U.S. citizen has access to their most vital right, which is the right to vote, and almost instantly, we were attacked by the same forces that mettled in the 2016 election. This is serious. This is dangerous, said Mulholland. “We must be as vigilant to protect our democracy and the information to prevent voter suppression as those who seek to undermine it.”

Mulholland’s work on racism and social justice has spanned over a decade. Along with his podcast series The Uncomfortable Truth, it includes such award-winning films as An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Black, White, & Us, and The Uncomfortable Truth. All films are available on Amazon Prime. Mulholland’s work has garnered over 40 Telly Awards and 18 Best Documentary Awards. His first book, She Stood for Freedom, was nominated for the 2017 Amelia Bloom Award.

To learn more about Loki Mulholland and the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation, visit:
JoanTrumpauerMulholland.org/after-selma/, LokiMulholland.com, JoanTrumpauerMulholland.org, and YouTube.com/watch?v=2EfmwA1hR0I&t=1s.

Listen to the podcast on your favorite platform or at https://anchor.fm/loki-mulholland

For press inquiries, contact Dontaye Carter at Dontaye@CarterMedia.net or (678) 551-1864.