Please join Democrats Abroad Madrid for a screening of the award winning documentary Knock Down the House!
Date: Thursday, October 21st
Time: 6:30pm doors open / 7pm documentary starts / 8:30-9pm post-screening discussion
Location: The Toast Taproom - Calle de San Vicente Ferrer, 33
DA will provide light refreshments. Also available for purchase are great cocktails, craft beer and additional food. We kindly ask that you RSVP; it is a huge help with our organizational efforts.
Brief synopsis of the film:
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.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Calle de San Vicente Ferrer 33
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