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Trailer For Netflix Ocasio-Cortez Documentary ‘Knock Down The House’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is a fearless heroine fighting against the Democratic establishment in the new Netflix documentary "Knock Down the House."
See the newly released trailer:
Long before the Green New Deal and long before her praise of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the proud socialist Ocasio-Cortez was a Brooklyn bartender looking to oust establishment Democrat Joe Crowley from his seat in Congress. The documentary, directed by Rachel Lears, chronicles Ocasio-Cortez's rise to power alongside three other women during the 2018 mid-terms: Amy Vilela, Cori Bush and Paula Jean Swearingen.
Here's how TheWrap described the movie:
When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant 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 was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry.
At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, "Knock Down the House" follows these four women as they decide to fight back despite having no political experience, setting themselves on a grassroots journey that will change their lives and their country forever.
 
"If I was a rational person, I would have dropped out of this race a long time ago," the Congresswoman from New York says at the trailer's opening, best illustrating what her entire political career has become: a series of irrationalities sandwiched between nonsensical proposals.
At one point in the trailer, Ocasio-Cortez's eyes well up with tears as she laments before the camera what she fears most: "I get scared of the cynicism from people really believing in something and then it not working out. I just don't want to let them down."
"Knock Down the House" won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year before Netflix purchased it to the tune of $10 million. According to TheWrap, the documentary took Sundance by storm and received a standing ovation at its premiere before the audience selected it for the Festival Favorite Award out of 121 features screened. Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s vice president of original documentaries, said "Knock Down the House" highlights a "major transformation" in society.
 
"It is a transcendent moment when skilled filmmakers are able to train their lens on a major transformation," said Lisa Nishimura. "With intimacy and immediacy, Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnik, bring viewers to the front lines of a movement, as four women find their voice, their power and their purpose, allowing all of us to witness the promise of true democracy in action."
Director Rachel Lears, who also co-wrote the film, praised Netflix for purchasing the film, saying the streaming platform will help it to reach a wider audience.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix on the release of Knock Down the House," said Lears. "This platform will allow us to reach huge audiences worldwide, including viewers who may not usually watch independent documentaries. We’re also very excited to be working with Netflix on a campaign to spark wider cultural conversations about our democracy and how it can continue to evolve."

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