Knock Down The House- Screening + Panel Discussion DEPTFORD

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Join Doc Society for a FREE screening of the inspiring and award-winning documentary film, Knock Down The House

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Fatigued by Brexit and the unequal state of British politics?

This film is a refreshing antidote!

Join Doc Society for a FREE screening of the inspiring and award-winning documentary film, Knock Down The House.

The film will be accompanied by a lively post film conversation with special guests about ways to #KnockDownBarriers in politics and what you can do to get involved.

About the guests

The UK is in desperate need of political fresh air, underscored by the stark inequality of representation in Parliament today but exacerbated by the current political crisis. Our elected officials are not representative of the nation in terms of gender, ethnicity or class.

BUT the brilliant guests joining us for this event are all addressing this inequality in some way:

Chair: Dawn Foster Dawn is a British journalist, broadcaster and author. She is a columnist for The Guardian newspaper, writing on housing inequality and austerity, and a staff writer for Jacobin magazine. @DawnHFoster

Emily Kenway works on tackling human trafficking and exploitation at a charity. Her first book, on 'modern slavery', will be out next year. @emilykenway

Carys Afoko is the executive director and co-founder of Level Up, a community for feminists who want to work together to end sexism

Krishmary Ramdhun a launched a campaign in parliament called LatinXcluded to help more Latinx student get opportunities in university through better representation and recognition and partnered with Kings College University to change the application form and include Latinx as an option for people who study and work at KCL. LatinXcluded want to encourage other universities to do the same and launched a major research report about Latinx people at KCL in November 2019.

About the film

Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, an inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power.

When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts as a bartender to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn't know what to do with the anger she felt about America's broken health care system. Cori Bush, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. A coal miner’s daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry.

Winner of the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary and the Festival Favorite Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Knock Down the House joins these courageous women on the campaign trail as they mobilize their bases, engage voters, and fuel a movement during a historic time in American politics. Directed by Rachel Lears

For more information & trailer:

https://knockdownthehouse.com/

Event in association with 50/50 Parliament, The Parliament Project, Vote For Your Future and Young Women’s Trust

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