“...at times whimsical, frustrating and hilarious, and the perfect vehicle to show how
the political processs in New York stifles rather than cultivates democracy.”
-Andrew J. Hawkins, City Hall News

“If everyone watched this film, we would have a better chance at saving our democracy.”
-Mike Bonanno, The Yes Men Fix The World


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A blogger turned stand-up comic, an obsessive political gadfly and a high-school math teacher compete against each other and arch rival incumbent Michael Bloomberg for the post of New York City mayor.  As these ordinary citizens take politics into their own hands, The Promise of New York explores the meaning of democracy and the identity of a city with hilarious irreverence and thought-provoking sensitivity.

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