Knock Down The House — Official Trailer

source:   www.netflix.com

added: Mon, Apr 22nd '19

Winner of the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "Knock Down The House" is a new Netflix documentary that takes a look at the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, chronicling the grassroots campaigns of four determined female Democrats who ran for the United States Congress against powerful incumbents, one of whom would later become the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives: 29-year-old Bronx Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The film is directed by documentarian Rachel Lears, who previously helmed 2014's award-winning undocumented immigrant worker documentary "The Hand That Feeds."

In addition to AOC's history-making 2018 campaign, "Knock Down The House" is also exploring the political journeys of Nevada Congressional candidate Amy Vilela; Missouri Congressional candidate Cori Bush, and West Virginia Congressional candidate Paula Jean Swearengin.

"Knock Down The House" premieres May 1st on Netflix, and also in select theaters. Watch the newly-released official trailer, above.

synopsis:
Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE, a galvanic and inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power.

When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born ALEXABDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ had to work double shifts as a bartender 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, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood.

A coal miner's daughter, PAULA JEAN SWEARENGIN was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry.

Winner of the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary and the Festival Favorite Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE joins these extraordinary women on the campaign trail as they mobilize their bases, engage voters, and build a movement during a time of historic volatility in American politics.

 

directed by   Rachel Lears

release date   May 1, 2019 (on Netflix and in select theaters)

 
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