When a quiet suburb of Detroit is sued by the Department of Justice, a long history of racial tensions is unearthed and an historic election takes place.
"Eastpointe" is the story of a community coping with demographic change in the United States. When the United States Department of Justice sued the small town of Eastpointe and alleged their election systems were racist, the town balked at the accusation. After tense negotiations, both parties agreed to allow ranked choice voting to be the remedy, a historic first for a Voting Rights Act case.
Our film follows the DOJ officials, community members, and candidates during this historic election.