Knock Down the House

Winner
Audience Award ~ Festival Favorite
Sundance Film Festival
Winner
Audience Award ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
Nominee
Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
Watch this, and you're watching a revolution, one that will make a lot of viewers stand up and cheer.

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Knock Down the House

When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn't know what to do with the anger she felt about America's broken health care system. Cori Bush was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry. At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women decide to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. Without political experience or corporate money, they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Their efforts result in a stunning upset.
PG
Genre
Documentary, Women and Film, Politics
Runtime
86
Language
English
Director
Rachel Lears
Writer(s)
Rachel Lears, Robin Blotnick
Awards:
Winner, Audience Award ~ Festival Favorite, Sundance Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW
Jordan Hoffman, Guardian

Lears follows AOC and three other insurgent, nothing-to-lose female candidates “primary”-ing longtime incumbents from the left. They include Cori Bush, an African American woman in the Missouri district where unarmed teen Michael Brown was killed by police officers in 2014, Paula Jean Swearengin, a ...

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