Netflix has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the political documentary “Knock Down The House”, which won the Festival Favorite Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film follows four female progressive candidates including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, against powerful incumbents in America’s 2018 midterm elections and was funded via Kickstarter in early 2018.
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, “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.