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Netflix Acquires Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doc


Knock Down the House, the award-winning documentary that charts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s political campaign along with those of three other progressive female candidates, has been acquired by Netflix.

In addition to the Bronx, New York-based Ocasio-Cortez, the doc chronicles the campaigns of Nevada’s Amy Vilela, Missouri’s Cori Bush and Paula Jean Swearengin of West Virginia. Knock Down the House, a Jubilee Films production in association with Atlas Films and Artemis Rising, was directed by Rachel Lears. Lears also produced the project alongside Robin Blotnick and Sarah Olson.

Lears said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix on the release of Knock Down the House. 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.”

Lisa Nishimura, VP of original documentaries at Netflix, said: “It is a transcendent moment when skilled filmmakers are able to train their lens on a major transformation. With intimacy and immediacy, Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnik bring viewers to the front lines of a movement as four women find their voice, their power and their purpose, allowing all of us to witness the promise of true democracy in action.”

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