"...tersely sobering documentary...mounts its case with hardheaded numerical logic."
- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“The year’s scariest movie...."Stealing" will send you out of the theater terrified for the future of democracy in America.”
- HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Stealing America: Vote by Vote does for American democracy what An Inconvenient Truth did for global warming."
- FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL
Dorothy Fadiman has been producing media with a focus on social justice and human rights since 1976. Her film subjects have ranged from progressive education in WHY DO THESE KIDS LOVE SCHOOL? (produced with KTEH-TV) and progressive change for women in some of the least developed villages of India in WOMAN by WOMAN: New Hope for the Villages of India (produced with KQED-TV); to a three-film series on reproductive issues and a five-film series on AIDS in Ethiopia including From RISK to ACTION: Women and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. Fadiman has won more than 50 major awards, including an Emmy for her 1995 production FROM DANGER to DIGNITY: The Fight for Safe Abortion, and an Oscar nomination for Best Short Subject, as well as the Gold Medal from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for her 1992 production WHEN ABORTION WAS ILLEGAL: Untold Stories. Her films have been broadcast on PBS, and have been screened in many international venues. Fadiman’s new book, PRODUCING with PASSION: Making Films That Make a Difference was released in June, 2008.
Peter Coyote is an Emmy award-winning narrator of over 120 documentaries, including ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room. An accomplished actor, Coyote has appeared in more than 90 films, including major roles in E.T. and Erin Brockovich. From 1975 to 1983, Coyote was a member and then Chair of the California Arts Council. He is also a distinguished writer and the author of a memoir, Sleeping Where I Fall. He is also a songwriter, guitarist and singer.
Mitchell W. Block has been a director, producer, executive producer and distributor of outstanding shorts and documentary films since the early 1970s. Most recently, he was an executive producer of the "PBS television event" CARRIER, a 10-hour documentary series and companion feature film which he conceived and co- created. His distribution company, Direct Cinema Limited, has handled more than 60 Academy Award nominees and winners, including Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001), Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989) and Ten Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table (1987). In 2000, Block was an executive producer of the Academy award-winning documentary Big Mama for HBO. He has written numerous articles on independent film production and distribution and is a columnist on producing for Release Print (published by the Film Arts Foundation) and is a regular contributor to International Documentary Magazine. Additionally, he has been an adjunct professor in the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC for the last 29 years.
James Fadiman’s film work includes a series of educational films for KQED-TV and two productions for PBS. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology which is presently Sofia University, where he currently teaches. He is the President of Tomorrow's Energy Corporation, and in addition, he consults with European groups interested in combining psychology, media, and business. His books include The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide, Unlimit Your Life, and Personality and Personal Growth.
Laurence Rosenthal began his career as a composer in the U.S. Air Force Documentary Film Squadron. Following his tour of duty, he transitioned to composing for Broadway Theater, where Leonard Bernstein, the New York Philharmonic, and other orchestras premiered his symphonic compositions. He began composing for motion pictures in the 1950s, and has been nominated for an Academy Award for Becket and The Man of La Mancha and has won seven Emmys over the course of his career. In 2006, he was awarded the ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bruce O'Dell is an information technology consultant with more than 25 years of experience focusing on the security and design of large-scale computer systems for Fortune 100 clients in the financial services industry. He applies his technical expertise to his work as an election integrity activist. He is an advocate of citizen-run elections using hand-counted paper ballots, and is currently affiliated with the Election Defense Alliance. Bruce's contributions to the film have evolved over the many years it took to create STEALING AMERICA, from being an on-camera interview expert-subject to providing an enormous amount of effort advising the filmmakers on the technical issues of this complex subject, including fact checking, researching and contributing to the film's factual content. In appreciation of his volunteered efforts, he was given a credit of Co-Producer. He has received no financial compensation for his generous efforts.
Carla Henry became interested in the election integrity movement after traveling to New Mexico in 2004 to serve as one of the 6000 swing state attorney precinct monitors for the Kerry-Bush presidential contest. Upon returning to the San Francisco Bay area, she searched for a creative project that would help effect the changes needed to ensure that every citizen’s vote is counted as cast. She signed on with Concentric Media and has focused on research, fact verification and script development.
Katie Larkin began working in the film industry as an intern at Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions in New York City, and went on to produce and direct her own independent short about the heroin problem in the medieval town of Perugia, Italy. She has spent time freelance editing and assistant editing for various companies including Lightworks - KPI and Embassy Row Factual. Currently, she is working as a junior producer at Superfad, a motion graphics company in New York. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Italian literature from McGill University in Canada.
Matthew Luotto has spent the last eight years filming documentaries on a variety of human rights and social justice issues. He traveled to Addis Ababa to co-produce, shoot and edit a five-part series on HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. Other projects include travels to Nicaragua to co-produce a film on the non-profit collaborative, Potters for Peace, as well as producing and directing "Lomami, An Artist's Way," a contemporary artist's retrospective in Paris. Luotto earned his B.A. in film and digital media from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Rick Keller is currently a photojournalist with ABC6/Fox28 in Columbus, Ohio. Consequently, Keller has been witness to some of the most remarkable events in our political landscape, including meeting various presidential candidates and other political figures such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain.
Xuan Vu is a documentary filmmaker whose core motivation is to give a voice to those who otherwise would not be heard. A graduate of Boston University with a Master’s degree in Documentary Filmmaking and East West Philosophy, she is now a senior editor on the STEALING AMERICA production team. Her past film projects include a narrative documentary about a stage troupe of elementary school children who put on musical plays dealing with social issues, such as rejection, bullying and loneliness.
Ekta Bansal Bhargava is a journalist from India. She began her work with Concentric as the Outreach Coordinator. With Fadiman’s encouragement, she graduated to the position of editor. Bhargava is currently working on a project of her own exploring “women in the Bay Area," and with a non-profit organization which trains and supports community organizers.
Robert Carrillo Cohen is a film producer whose work includes the Emmy nominated HBO documentary Hacking Democracy. He is the director of the grassroots group Campaign for Election Protection. An early pioneer in game theory on the Internet, he created CoreWave, the first complete playable version of Herman Hesse's Nobel Prize winning novel The Glass Bead Game. His work as a producer is based on a life long interest in bridging the worlds of science and spirituality.
James Q. Jacobs is an academic instructor. His interest in election integrity began with the Florida 2000 race.In2004, disinformation in online discussions led him to investigate the Ohio Presidential election and, consequently, to conduct precinct-level analysis of the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) results and to develop statistical methods to quantify miscounted voting. He has published seminal analyses on the 2004 Presidential Election Results - Spreadsheets with analysis, summaries and charts for various states and exit polling. http://jqjacobs.net/politics/spreadsheets.html
Theron Horton has been instrumental in the development and production of many election integrity projects. He conducted Media Development for a Voter Registration List and Voting System Audit of the State of New Mexico's Office of the Secretary of State; he participated in a Process and Numeric Audit of the 2008 New Hampshire Presidential Primary; he wrote the article "Undervote Rates Plummet in Minority Precincts When Paper Ballots are Used," in association with Ellen Theisen of VotersUnite; and was a founding Member and Field Organizer for Voter Action New Mexico.
Concentric Media is an independent video and digital production company based in Northern California with a focus on films that document issues of social justice. Founded by Dorothy Fadiman in 1978, Concentric Media has produced documentaries on various human rights issues, including the historic struggle for reproductive freedom in the United States, the ongoing efforts in Ethiopia to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and the need to add progressive values and courses to our schools and efforts to strengthen women's rights in India. Most recently, films have focused on election integrity. Concentric Media is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status, sustained through grassroots fundraising, foundation grants and small donations from hundreds of individual donors. Concentric Media Website