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In the face of Donald Trump’s 2016 election, CNN commentator Van Jones, devastated by the outcome, decides that, rather than "resist, resist, resist," he will instead engage directly with the new administration. Jones, a longtime advocate for prison reform, sees an unlikely opportunity to forge an unholy relationship with Jared Kushner, who has expressed support for the issue.

Soon the plot thickens: Will the Congressional Black Caucus oppose a watered-down bill? Will Kushner be able to sway President Trump to come on board? Can Mitch McConnell be outmaneuvered? Brilliantly plotted and politically nuanced, the film reveals how the sausage gets made, explores deeper questions of "top down" leadership vs. grassroots activism and shows how, for those who choose to bridge the political divide, the personal costs can be devastating.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    USA
  • Director
    Brandon Kramer
  • Producer
    Lance Kramer
  • Executive Producer
    Abigail E. Disney, Regina K. Scully, Robert F. Smith, Deon & Roxanne Taylor, Brad Buhr, Bryanna Sapp, Christina & David Arquette, Daniel S. Loeb, Jana Carter
  • Cast
    Van Jones, Louis L. Reed, Jessica Jackson, Virgie Walker, Pete White, Tylo James, Fabian Debora, Douglas Copenhaver, Martin West, Dee Pierce, William Thompson, Rhonda Edmunds, Jared Kushner, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Shelly Capito, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Mike Lee, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Patrisse Cullors, Charlemagne Tha God, Karen Hunter, Kim Kardashian
  • Cinematographer
    Emily Topper
  • Editor
    Natasha Livia Mottola, Steven Golliday, Leslie Simmer, Sara Fusco
  • Music
    Joshua Abrams