Turning Arizona Blue

Native American’s vote in Arizona was predominantly democrat and contributed to flipping Arizona blue and granting Joe Biden the victory. Navajo in Arizona expressed a clear opinion of distrust towards the previous administration motivated mainly by the mishandling of the coronavirus crisis that hit their community hard and the fear of seeing their land taken away presidential decree by presidential decree. The reportage is based on a collection of interviews of members of the democratic party of Apache County, Navajo County, and Coconino County explaining in detail how the campaign went door to door in their community facing hardship and risk imposed by the territory and the pandemic. Thanks to these efforts The Navajo Nation managed to secure more than 15 thousand new voters in State won by 10 thousand votes by Joe Biden.

  • Pietro Guastamacchia
  • Pietro Guastamacchia
  • Pietro Guastamacchia
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    Documentary, Television, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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    United States
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Director Biography - Pietro Guastamacchia

I’m a journalist and a videomaker. I speak fluent English Russian French and Italian. I hold a degree in history from the University of Milan, an MA in Russian Studies from UCL in London, and another MA in Conflict Journalism from the University of Rome and the Italian Ministry of Defense. Since 2009 I’ve been working as a freelance journalist for the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera and the local Newspaper la Libertà. Since 2011 I also worked in Video Production especially for the Italian All News Channel SkyTg24, RAI, and the BBC From 2015 to 2018 I was Deputy Head of News of Ruptly TV in Berlin. In 2018 I Joined the OSCE as a media consultant. My most significant experiences in the field were in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Lebanon, Greece, Vietnam, Cambodia, and the USA. I hold a HEFAT certification and I'm trained in conflict reporting.

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