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29-year-old New Yorker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become something of a pop culture superstar for her progressive ideals, no-nonsense approach to politics, and active social media presence. Now a new Netflix documentary will provide an inside look at how she became the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress. Knock Down the House follows Ocasio-Cortez and three other women – Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin – as they ran for office last year. Check out the trailer below.
Rachel Lears (The Hand That Feeds) serves as the documentary’s cinematographer, co-writer, producer, and director, and she’s already made a big splash with this film. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this past January, where it won the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary and the Festival Favorite Award, and it also enjoyed a nice reception at the South by Southwest Film Festival last month. Netflix paid a record-breaking $10 million for the worldwide distribution rights.
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