Actress Kirsten Dunst and filmmaker Jacob Soboroff are filming a documentary in North Dakota, the lone state that does not require voter registration. The two are trying to figure out what the best voting practices are by comparing the United States to other countries.
“What we’re looking to do is give a nonpartisan look around the United States, and around the world, at how people are affected by voting systems, and what that means to the voters,” Soboroff told the Associated Press. Dunst and Soboroff are working with the same people who produced “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary on global warming that featured former Vice President Al Gore.
“Being a part of this is constantly teaching me new things,” Dunst said. “I feel totally honored and was really proud to vote, and have never been so proud to vote in my entire life.” So far, Dunst and Soboroff have interviewed the state’s chief elections officer, Secretary of State Al Jaeger, and they plan on interviewing other North Dakotans today.
Dunst is going to narrate the documentary, but is currently undecided on whether she will actually appear in the film. As for voting, both Soboroff and Dunst have voted through absentee ballots two weeks ago in California. Will you watch the documentary?