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BIRDDOG NATION (feature film)


Filmed over the course of 2018, this inspiring documentary follows a group of fearless women as they transform from soccer moms to seasoned political activists. Taking lessons from the pros - organizers who’ve fought for justice and equity for decades - these women change the course of history.


They marched in protests. They signed petitions. They fretted on Facebook. But it wasn’t enough.


Then a group of women activated after the 2016 US election met the leaders of the Birddog Nation, who took them on a deep and transformative journey. 


When Democrats gained 40 Congressional seats and won back the House, this inspiring documentary follows a group of fearless women as they transform from soccer moms to seasoned activists. 


Along the way, they learn from the pros – organizers who’ve fought for justice and equity for decades, including Ady Barkan, a dying father with ALS who is fighting for democracy with his last breath, and Ana Maria Archila, a sexual assault survivor who confronts Senator Jeff Flake on an elevator during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.


Birddog Nation covers the battles to save the Affordable Care Act, the fight against family separation, and the protests against the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. It follows the boots-on-the-ground activism that helped flip House seats from red to blue in the 2018 midterms. But more than a recounting of recent events, the film points to deeper truths about banding together, speaking out, powering the elected officials we need to victory and creating a more just and equitable world for all.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    61 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Australian
  • Rating
    This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Director
    Sophie Sartain