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They like her. They really, really like her. A documentary of the story about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign to unseat a long-time incumbent won the annual audience award in the documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival. The political media’s darling has won over the Hollywood film industry, too. Rachel Lears wrote, produced and directed a documentary and financed it with a Kickstarter campaign.
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Documentary - Knock - Down - House - Filmmaker
The documentary is titled “Knock Down the House” and the filmmaker really lucked out. She was in the right place at the right time. Choosing four women candidates running for elected office in 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) was the only one that went on from a primary victory to a victory in November. Amy Vilela of Nevada, Cori Bush of Missouri, and Paula Jean Swearengin of West Virginia were the other women candidates and they all lost in their primary races. All of the races were of interest to the filmmaker because of their grassroots support and the uphill battles against incumbents.
Knock Down the House follows the four women on the campaign trail, and the many highs and lows they faced when taking on established politicians. Ocasio-Cortez may be the face of most people may recognize, but the real story is the grassroots organizing that happens behind the scenes by groups like Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats, the emotional reasons that inspired these women to run for public office and the passionate volunteers, supporters and loved ones who help them along the way. The documentary is both a moving and enlightening journey through the center of the U.S. political system.
Hollywood - Supreme - Court - Justice - Ruth
While Hollywood has been busy giving Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg the star treatment recently, her time is limited. Ginsburg is a tough old bird but she...
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