Short film directed by Jean Malek Watch Now!


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 cultural references. The film confronts our inherent biases and questions who the real crooks are. Inspired by countless political scandals in Canada and USA over the last 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).