'And She Could Be Next': Political Docuseries Produced By Ava DuVernay Follows WoC In Politics

April 16 2020

PBS's POV has released the trailer for the two-part political documentary series, And She Could Be Next.

The film is produced by Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia and Jyoti Sarda and directed by Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia. Ava DuVernay is an executive producer and Justine Nagan and Chris White are executive producers for POV.

The official description reads: And She Could Be Next tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color who are transforming American politics from the ground up. The documentary series, filmed from 2018 through 2019 by a team of women filmmakers of color, follows forward-thinking candidates and organizers across the country, asking whether democracy itself can be preserved—and made stronger—by those most marginalized. The episodes center on individuals 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. 

“If ever there was a moment where we need to be reminded of the leadership of women of color, that time is now,” said DuVernay in a statement.  “If you’re an immigrant, a young person, a person of faith, or simply someone who has felt unseen for too long, you will find yourself reflected in this story.”

The film will air on PBS and be available to stream on the POV website in June.

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Photo: PBS POV

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by Trey Mangum on April 16 2020

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