True Son

Watching politics...can be disheartening and depressing. Here's an antidote: This energizing, uplifting, sharp documentary from director Kevin Gordon.

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True Son

TRUE SON follows 22-year old Stanford graduate Michael Tubbs’ campaign for a seat on the Stockton, CA City Council during a year of record homicides and impending bankruptcy. For Michael Tubbs, a Stockton native born to a teenage mother and incarcerated father, engaging with youth is crucial to solving Stockton’s problems. In a remarkable election campaign, Michael returned home and rallied hundreds of young Stockton residents between the ages of 14 and 21 to join his movement to Reinvent Stockton.
Genre
Documentary, Bio-pic, Family, African-American Experience
Runtime
72
Language
English
Director
Kevin Gordon
Cast
Michael Tubbs
FEATURED REVIEW
Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

How can it cost $100,000 to get to some 30,000 votes — in the poorest district of a town so broke its city hall got foreclosed on? That's one of the many dispiriting questions posed and answered by True Son, a political-campaign doc that manages to be buoyant even as its setting — Stockton, ...

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