San Francisco Documentary Festival 2022

Clarissa's Battle & Sentinels (plus Q&As)

Expired June 13, 2022 6:59 AM
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Single mother and organizer Clarissa Doutherd is building a powerful coalition of parents. They’re fighting for child care and early education funds, desperately needed by low and middle income parents and children across the country. Driven by her own experience losing child care and becoming unhoused with her infant son, Xavier, she seems to be everywhere at once - at hearings, election rooms, and rallies from Oakland, California to Washington, D.C.

But juggling this work with raising her son pushes Clarissa into a personal health crisis far too common among stressed, working mothers, especially women of color. When the lockdown pushes more families into desperate circumstances, Clarissa and her coalition redouble their efforts, with the stakes higher than ever. Clarissa’s Battle gives us insight into an erupting movement, as communities across the country follow Clarissa’s successes, setbacks and indomitable resilience.

Special guests in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Tamara Perkins