Filmed over the course of 2018, this inspiring documentary follows a group of fearless women as they transform from soccer moms to seasoned political activists. Taking lessons from the pros – organizers who’ve fought for justice and equity for decades – these women change the course of history.
They marched in protests. They signed petitions. They fretted on Facebook. But it wasn’t enough.
Then a group of women activated after the 2016 US election met the leaders of the Birddog Nation, who took them on a deep and transformative journey.
Filmed over the course of 2018, when Democrats gained 40 Congressional seats and won back the House, this inspiring documentary follows a group of fearless women as they transform from soccer moms to seasoned activists.
Along the way, they learn from the pros – organizers who’ve fought for justice and equity for decades, including Ady Barkan, a dying father with ALS who is fighting for democracy with his last breath, and Ana Maria Archila, a sexual assault survivor who confronts Senator Jeff Flake on an elevator during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.
Birddog Nation covers the battles to save the Affordable Care Act, the fight against family separation, and the protests against the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. It follows the boots-on-the-ground activism that helped flip House seats from red to blue in the 2018 midterms. But more than a recounting of recent events, the film points to deeper truths about banding together, speaking out, powering the elected officials we need to victory and creating a more just and equitable world for all.
Shy Radicals is a portrait of award-winning artist, activist and author Hamja Ahsan, and the story behind his remarkable book and satirical manifesto Shy Radicals, which calls for all shy, quiet, and introverted people to unify and overthrow Extrovert-Supremacy.
In his book, Hamja Ahsan has not simply created an artwork, he has created a world that blurs the boundaries between creator and creation, between real life and the life of the imagination, between reality and an imagined fiction in which he is a leading character. The documentary follows Hamja as he deals with the trauma and despair of his brother’s extradition case, whilst traveling the world inspiring and educating others through creativity and activism.