Directed by Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia • Documentary • With Stacey Abrams, Rashida Tlaib • 2020
In a polarized America, where the dual forces of white supremacy and patriarchy threaten to further erode our democracy, a game-changing transformation is happening at the grassroots. As demographics shift toward a non-white majority, elections will be decided by Americans inspired to vote for the first time. Many of these voters, who are often poor, and largely immigrant, are ignored by politicians and journalists alike. But a defiant group of women of color—as candidates and organizers—are harnessing the political power of this New American Majority.
And She Could Be Next asks whether democracy itself can be preserved—and made stronger—by those most marginalized.
“If ever there was a moment where we need to be reminded of the leadership of women of color, that time is now. If you’re an immigrant, a young person, a person of faith, or simply someone who has felt unseen for too long, you will find yourself reflected in this story.” —Ava DuVernay, Executive Producer