Ryan for Congress
An eye-opening and unexpectedly positive look at American democracy in action. From the Abramoff scandal to accusations Republicans stole the 2000 Presidency, American democracy has come in for a bit of a kicking in recent years. Its politicians appear in the pay of Big Business; its Constitution seems to be violated at whim. But is this warped, pessimistic view really correct? This week is offering is a surprising, positive film about US politics. It follows local Ohio boy, Tim Ryan, in his attempt to be elected to Congress. He has no money, no experience and no-one knows who he is. Despite this, he is taking on the combined might of the Republican and Democrat parties. Funny and insightful, Ryan for Congress is an eye-opening look at American democracy in action.
Starring Tim Ryan, Julie Ryan, Patrick Lowery
Director Jake Shaw