Dear fellow BMG’ers, as someone who has been fighting the casino battle locally and statewide for seven and a half years, I’d like to thank so many of you for your support and activism on this issue. I had created a short (36 minutes total) web documentary based on my experiences, but unfortunately wasn’t able to finish it until a few days after election day. Still, I thought some of you might be interested in viewing it, as it follows the political process toward legislation and repeal.
I’m not a film maker, but I really think the story deserves telling. I also hope to publish a book about it next year. Because fighting casinos is so overwhelmingly depressing, I tried to inject as much humor into the project as possible. I hope you’ll watch. Don’t miss the credits. (Sorry, couldn’t embed the videos)
Waking Up In Vegas – Part One (approx. 18 minutes) focuses on how it all began in 2007, and some of the impacts and casino business practices I learned about along the way – things that turned me from a NIMBY into a statewide grassroots activist.
Waking Up In Vegas – Part Two (approx. 18 minutes) follows the dark comedy of the legalization process and it’s aftermath.