THIRD PLACE FOR BEST ENTRY: “Reinventing Democracy Through Participatory Budgeting”
“Re-Inventing Democracy through Participatory Budgeting” is a short documentary about the process of engaging citizens in the municipal budgeting process, and explores how it can create local ownership and resolution of shared challenges.
“’Re-Inventing Democracy through Participatory Budgeting’ shows what can happen when people in communities actually take part in local governance, invest in the process and their voices can be heard.” - Looking@Democracy judge Wendy Levy.
“Our democracy is strengthened when government decisions are more transparent and citizens are given the ability to participate in those decisions. This beautifully produced short film shows us that a more participatory democracy is possible in communities across America, today.” - Looking@Democracy judge Ian Inaba.