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.
Did You Know?
Of the four candidates featured in the film, only Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on to win her general election race. See more
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This Land Is Your Land
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
Performed by Sharon Jones
and The Dap-Kings
Published by TRO - Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Daptone Records See more