CAA is excited to co-present And She Could Be Next at #CAAMFESTOnline! Tune in Thursday, May 14th!
And She Could Be Next (2020 Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection) tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color who are transforming American politics from the ground up. The documentary series, directed by Peabody Award-winner Grace Lee (CAAMFest Spotlight Alum, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs) and Iranian documentary filmmaker Marjan Safinia (Seeds) follows forward-thinking candidates and organizers across the country, asking whether democracy itself can be preserved —and made stronger— by those most marginalized.
Filmed from 2018 through 2019, the episodes center individuals at the heart of the movement behind the New American Majority, including: Stacey Abrams (Georgia), Bushra Amiwala (Skokie, IL), Maria Elena Durazo (Los Angeles, CA), Veronica Escobar (El Paso, TX), Lucy McBath (Atlanta, GA), Rashida Tlaib (Detroit, MI) and Nse Ufot, Executive Director of the New Georgia Project. We will be screening the first episode of this two part series.
The documentary also features an entirely women of color creative team. In addition to Lee, Safinia, producer Jyoti Sarda and executive producers like Ava DuVernay, And She Could Be Next credits contributing field directors: Yoruba Richen, Geeta Gandbhir, Amber Fares, Deborah Esquenazi, Ramona Emerson and Anayansi Prado.
Co-presented by Chinese for Affirmative Action, Bad Feminists Making Films, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), APIENC (API Equality Northern California).
Conversation moderated by Stephen Gong, CAAM’s Executive Director.