Watch The Trailer For The Netflix Documentary On Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It’ll Give You Chills
Post the 2016 election era, it seems Latinos have done well to remind our country that no matter how often you knock us down, we will get back up to fight and get a deed done. No Latino has driven this notion home further than U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A new film distributed by Netflix has documented this truth in the film ‘Knock Down The House’ which opened to massive acclaim back in January at Sundance.
The new film revolves around the primary campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin, four progressive Democrats who ran during the 2018 midterm elections
The women featured in the film are just four of the 529 women who ran for Congress in 2018 and find themselves at the heart of Rachel Lears’s Sundance favorite. From what we can tell by the trailer, the film is a testament to women who stand up and pushed back against male-dominated entities including the one run by our current administration.
Lears’ documentary follows one of the greatest political upsets in U.S. History thanks to the efforts of Ocasio-Cortez and her supporters.
Ocasio-Cortez’s victory boosted her into the national spotlight, made her a leader of the Democratic Party as well as one of the Republican Party’s greatest threats. The trailer provides insight into various moments in which Ocasio-Cortez contemplates her ability to win.
In one scene she quips that “If I was a rational person, I would have dropped out of this race a long time ago,” while in another she mulls over the ways in which Crowley, her political opponent at the time, would attempt to demean her during the race. “He’s going to tell me I’m small, that I’m young, that I’m inexperienced.”
Of course, the new documentary already has women riled up and ready for another run.
Yassss to 2020 leading to a women- dominated political sphere!!
And so many boasting about the power of Latinas.
And how they put so much effort into their communities.
Netflix premiered the trailer for the upcoming documentary ‘Knock Down The House’ Monday.
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