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Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, an 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 Alexandria 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.
Go behind the scenes as four determined women -- including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- challenge big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress.
Winner of the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary and the Festival Favourite Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Knock Down the House joins these courageous women on the campaign trail as they mobilize their bases, engage voters, and fuel a movement during a historic time in American politics. Directed by Rachel Lears.
The screening will follow with an opporunity to discuss key themes with Bradford's own incredible female leaders, activisits and campaigners,
Young Bradford activist, campaigner and founding member of the Speakers Corner, Mariyah Kayat
Award winning photographer and winner of Portrait of Britain, 2019/2017, Caroyln Mendelsohn
Co-Artistic Director of Common Wealth Theatre, Evie Manning
And, disability rights campaigner, as well as 2018 gold medal winner for the Great British Para-Taekwondo-Poomsae team, Farah Yasin.
A message from Doc Society - "We want to convene young women, people of colour and those from communities experiencing inequality to come together to watch a fantastic film and leave feeling more informed about ways to participate in civic and political decision-making".