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Srikant Chellappa in An American Candidate

An American Candidate

2006 NR

An ordinary Joe runs for Congress on a third-party ticket in this politically charged documentary. Cameras capture the real-world satire as an immigrant from America's heartland hits the campaign trail, competing against career politicians with impressive résumés, including war veteran Dick Gephardt. This insightful look at America's election process puts the spotlight on the nearly insurmountable challenges faced by third-party candidates.