Knock Down the House | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Knock Down the House

Rated PG 86 min. 2019

When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant 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 was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry.

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Director: Rachel Lears

Writer: Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick

Cast: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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