Moroni Benally waits to greet voters arriving at the polling station in Sweetwater, Arizona, on August 26, 2014. | From "America ReFramed: Moroni for President"
America Reframed: Moroni for President

Moroni for President

Every four years, the Navajo Nation elects its president, whom many consider the most powerful Native American in the country. Frustrated about the lack of progress in the reservation, Moroni Benally, a witty academic LGBTQ candidate with radical ideas, hopes to defeat the incumbent president. "Moroni for President" follows the political newcomer's grueling, lonely campaign. Fraught with challenges, Moroni soon discovers that theory and a platform does not necessarily prepare you for the daily dirt of politics and the unpredictability of voter's choice.

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