Documentary about Ocasio-Cortez’s winning campaign picked for Sundance Film Festival
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A documentary that focuses on Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGreene: McCarthy 'doesn't have the full support to be Speaker' Omar calls out Boebert over anti-Muslim remarks, denies Capitol incident took place Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE’s (D-N.Y.) congressional campaign is heading to the Sundance Film Festival.

The festival this week announced its slate of films, which includes “Knock Down the House,” a documentary about four females, including Ocasio-Cortez, challenging powerful incumbents in this year’s midterm elections.

“WAY back, when I 1st started my campaign, a working mom (@jubileefilms) asked if she could film me + other working women as we ran for Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Wednesday.


“I said yes, [because] people should see our fight. Two years later, our movement made history - and that working mother got into Sundance.”

Rachel Lears directed and produced the documentary. The filmmakers said it tracks “a  young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada and a registered nurse in Missouri” as they “join a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress.”

“Without political experience or corporate money, these women attempt to do what many consider impossible—until one of them pulls off the most shocking political upset in recent American history,” the description says.

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, became the youngest woman elected to Congress in November after beating Republican Anthony Pappas in a New York House district that encompasses Queens and the Bronx. 

She first beat 10-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the Democratic primary. 

Crowley was the fourth-ranking House Democrat at the time and hadn't faced a primary challenger in 14 years. 

"This is what is possible when everyday people come together in the collective realization that all our actions, no matter how small or how large, are powerful, worthwhile and capable of lasting change," Ocasio-Cortez said during her victory speech.