The two-part documentary series And She Could Be Next (2020) tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color, who are transforming politics from the ground up. The series follows candidates and organizers across the country, asking whether U.S. democracy can be preserved and made stronger by those most marginalized. Directed by Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia, the series was filmed during 2018 and 2019. It centers on those at the heart of the movement behind the New American Majority, including Stacey Abrams (Georgia), Bushra Amiwala (Skokie, IL), Maria Elena Durazo (Los Angeles, CA), Veronica Escobar (El Paso, TX), Lucy McBath (Atlanta, GA), Rashida Tlaib (Detroit, MI) and Nse Ufot, Executive Director of the New Georgia Project. And She Could Be Next features an entirely women of color creative team.
Director/producers Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia will join moderator Wendy Eley Jackson (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) for a Zoom discussion of their groundbreaking documentary work. The two episodes of the series are currently airing on PBS and can be streamed for free until August 29 on the official series website: https://www.andshecouldbenext.com.