Reviews and Festivals
"The Young Vote brings us a snapshot of youth
activism of the current era around increasing youth turnout in
elections... Engaging, informative, and pulls the audience in... Highly recommended
for anyone who wants to see what is happening on the ground when it
comes to youth civic engagement... If you are looking to inform students
or the general public on voting, civic engagement, activism with youth,
this is a film that meets those interests."— Educational Media Reviews Online
"An engaging, motivating documentary that will build students' consciousness of their role in enabling democracy. This film can play a vital role in galvanizing the rising generation to live into their civic responsibilities."
— Wendy Kopp, CEO, Teach For All
"The Young Vote
is such important work. Our students loved seeing their peers on film taking action and changing the world. A must see!"
— Elizabeth Bradley, President of Vassar College
"I would vote for all of these young warriors in a heartbeat!"
— Frances McDormand, Academy-award winning actress
"The Young Vote reminds us that our young people will lead the way. A MUST SEE for all schools across the country!"
— Nancy B. Gutierrez, President & CEO, The Leadership Academy
"An important film for young people to see at this time in our country. It will move anyone who watches to take action in preserving our democracy."
— Jean Desravines, CEO, New Leaders
"Every middle and high school student in America must watch The Young Vote!"
— Sue Park, CEO, Yu-Ming Charter School
"A triumph of independent cinema and the human spirit"
— Indie Activity
"Inspiring and uplifting film...Uplifting to see what younger generations are bringing to our politics in this country."
— Maribel Guevara, Mill Valley Film Festival Active Cinema Manager
"Incisive, jubilant documentary"
— Marin Magazine
"A clear and present understanding of how the younger voter population of the US, 18-29 years old, could make a profound difference in the country's elections by voting...The filmmaker makes all this information extremely well-organized with a lot of information on the screen, provided through interviews, archival footage, images, and videos, all edited and mixed well. It all contributes to the vibe, the feeling of a movement that is taking place but may not yet be realized...Robinson's most crucial point is that voting needs to happen now, not in 25 years, when it could be too late."
— Film Threat
Black Voices for Black Justice Award Recipient
Impact Docs Awards, Award of Recognition, Documentary Feature
Mill Valley Film Festival
American Black Film Festival