In 2015 accomplished filmmaker Don Sikorski chronicled in real time City Wars, Bridgeport’s lightning rod mayoral race that returned Joe Ganim to the mayoralty after his 2003 conviction on federal corruption charges. Sikorski, whose film credits include The Infiltrator starring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and the Marines documentary Article 32, is back with a new version of City Wars featuring the Democratic primary matchup between Ganim and party-endorsed Ned Lamont battling for the party nomination August 14. See video above.
“In this very bizarre political time that we live in in America,” narrates Sikorski, “this primary could define whether voters of Connecticut fall inside the nation’s zeitgeist.”
Sikorski has shared a sneak preview of the first episode focused on contrasting candidates at their first televised debate in New Haven–Lamont, the wealthy Greenwich businessman who stormed onto the political scene in 2006 defeating incumbent U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman on a war protest vote before losing the general election, versus Ganim, the comeback urban mayor clearly cast in the underdog role.
Sikorski’s film crew will follow the Lamont-Ganim primary in the final weeks.
Below, see opening episode of City Wars from the 2015 mayoral race.