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Fatigued by Brexit and the unequal state of British politics?
This film is a refreshing antidote!
Join Doc Society for a FREE screening of the inspiring and award-winning documentary film, Knock Down The House.
The film will be accompanied by a lively post film conversation with special guests about ways to #KnockDownBarriers in politics and what you can do to get involved.
About the guests
The UK is in desperate need of political fresh air, underscored by the stark inequality of representation in Parliament today but exacerbated by the current political crisis. Our elected officials are not representative of the nation in terms of gender, ethnicity or class.
BUT the brilliant guests joining us for this event are all addressing this inequality in some way:
CHAIR: K Biswas is a critic (New Statesman, Times Literary Supplement), Director of Resonance FM, Europe’s largest community broadcaster, and Chair of the Race Beat,a new network for people of colour working in the media @BizK1
Anya Sizer Fertility activist, mother & assistant to David Lammy MP @Anyasizer
Seyi Akiwowo Women’s rights activist & campaigner. Founder and director of Glitch, a non-profit campaigning to end online abuse. @seyiakiwowo
Vanessa Pine is a former Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. While in Government, she oversaw the campaign to introduce shared parental leave. As part of her role advising Minister for Equalities, Jo Swinson, Vanessa was instrumental in securing cross-government support for the gender pay gap regulations. @vanessa_opines
Valentina Andrade is an alumni of The Advocacy Academy and has previously launched a campaign in parliament to help more Latin American youth to get into university. She is also is part of the core team for the Community Land Trust campaign to build genuinely affordable homes for people in South London.
About the film
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.
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 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
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