Netflix has released the first trailer for the upcoming documentary Knock Down the House, which chronicles the campaigns of four women who ran for office during the 2018 midterm elections. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is probably the most well-known of the group, as the Bronx native famously unseated an incumbent for the U.S. House of Representatives. But the film also covers the campaigns of Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin.
It’s no coincidence that the film’s focus is on not just women, but women who had no designs to become career politicians. Indeed, Knock Down the House appears to take aim at typical, working class Americans who got fed up with representatives who were straying further and further away from their values and decided to run for office themselves.
Check out the Knock Down the House trailer and poster below. The film won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and premieres on Netflix and in select theaters on May 1st.