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Resources

On this page, you’ll find all of the resources you need to host a successful event. Questions? Email [email protected].

Toolkit

Whether you’re inviting a few friends over to watch the film in your living room, or organizing a public event at a community venue, this guide has all the tips and tricks you need to host a successful event!

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Youth Toolkit

This guide will aid teaching professionals and youth organizations on engaging with young people on the film.

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Action Guide

Learn how you can create political change with this helpful Action Guide.

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Discussion Guide

This discussion guide includes tips for leading conversations, pre- and post-screening discussion questions, the candidates featured in the film, and more.

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Downloadable Assets

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Screening Instructions

Thank you for hosting a Watch Party or Community Screening of Knock Down the House! Beginning May 1, the film will be available for screenings worldwide via Netflix.

In order to screen Knock Down the House, you must have a Netflix account to screen the film. If you do not already have an account, you can sign up for a free, 30-day trial at netflix.com. You have two options to access the film:

1. Stream the film on Netflix.

  • In order to play from the Netflix platform, your home or venue must have an internet connection with at least 5 Mbps download speed. You can test the internet speed by visiting a site like fast.com. Learn more about Netflix’s internet speed recommendations.
  • Allow the film to load before hitting play to improve playback.
  • If you are hosting a community screening, don’t forget to do a tech check at your venue, with the equipment and internet connection you plan to use for your screening—ideally a week before your event.
  • Problems with streaming? Consult the Netflix Help Center to troubleshoot network connection issues.

2. Download the film on the Netflix app.

  • Using the Netflix app, you can download the film to play it offline. This feature is available for mobile phones (iPhones and Androids), tablets, and computers running Windows 10.
  • If you are hosting a community screening, run a tech check at your venue after you download the film, using the equipment you will use during your screening—ideally a week before your event.
  • Need help with the app? Learn more about the app on the Netflix Help Center.

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The Story

When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria 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, these four women decide to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. Without political experience or corporate money, they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Their efforts result in a legendary upset.

Meet The Filmmakers

Jubilee Films Enterprise Documentary Fund Gucci Chicago Media Project Solidaire Threshold Foundation Perspective Atlas Films Artemisrising Foundation Doc Society Tribeca Film Institute Oath The Puffin Foundation IFP