Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez documentary acquired by Netflix

Posted at 8:15 AM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 10:15:25-05

A Sundance award winning documentary about four female progressive candidates including Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has been acquired by Netflix.

Titled Knock Down the House, the documentary follows the 2018 campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush and Paula Jean Swearengin.

The Sundance Institute announced the film as the winner of the Festival Favorite Award. This award is selected by audience votes from the 121 features screened.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix on the release of Knock Down the House,” said director Lears, who also co-wrote the film in addition to producing. “This platform will allow us to reach huge audiences worldwide, including viewers who may not usually watch independent documentaries. We’re also very excited to be working with Netflix on a campaign to spark wider cultural conversations about our democracy and how it can continue to evolve.”