Vote for Lord
Political scandals are part of our daily newsfeed. They feed our hunger for sensationalism. In Vote for Lord, Malek examines the alleged gangsterism of a fictional mayor by fusing ‘90s gangsta rap codes, a police interrogation, and pop culture references. The film confronts our inherent biases and questions who the real crooks are. Inspired by countless political scandals in Canada and the U.S. over the recent years, the film presents allegations against a fictional white mayor who is shown having the time of his life: gambling, taking drugs, and partying. However, in the voiceover, it’s a black witness being interrogated as the prosecutor engages in rampant racial bias (read: racism).