Knock down the house UK impact campaign

Fatigued by Brexit and the state of British politics? The inspiring documentary film Knock Down The House is a great antidote!

Doc Society is hosting a series of FREE screening events of Rachel Lears’ award-winning documentary film across from mid-November to mid-December in locations across the UK. Come and join us!

The film screening will be followed by a discussion with local & national campaigners, journalists and activists.

If you’ve not seen it, Knock Down The House is a stirring and highly watchable documentary film about four exceptional women mounting grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents. Looking behind the scenes of the 2018 midterm elections in the USA that tipped the balance of power, it is a story of conviction and politicians who are motivated by their own personal circumstances to raise their voices and take a stand.

The UK is in desperate need of political fresh air, underscored by the stark inequality of representation in Parliament today but exacerbated by the current political crisis. Our elected officials are not representative of the nation in terms of gender, ethnicity or class. Never has the need for more diverse representation in politics been more urgent as elected officials navigate the future of the country on behalf of its citizens.

Come and join the discussion to find out what the UK can learn from US grassroots campaigns, what it takes to #KnockDownBarriers in British politics, to make it more representative and ways to get involved. Now more than ever we need people with powerful stories to step up into politics!

Event info & free ticketing links here:

Tues 19th Nov 19:00 Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London N17
Weds 20th Nov 20:00 The Depot, Lewes
Mon 25th Nov 18:00 The Lexi, London NW10
Weds 27th Nov 17:40 Glasgow Film Theatre
Thurs 28th Nov 19:00 Oxford House, London E2
Mon 9th Dec 20:30 Chapter Arts, Cardiff
Tues 10th Dec 18:00 Watershed, Bristol
Weds 11th Dec 19:00 Deptford Cinema, London SE8

Screening events in association with Vote For Your Future, 50:50 Parliament, The Parliament Project and Young Women’s Trust.

Host your own community screening!

We have a number of £250 grants available for organisations to host free community screening events of the film.

We want to work with dynamic partners across the UK to convene diverse audiences of women, people of colour and those from communities experiencing inequality together to see the film. We will provide a screening toolkit and a discussion guide about how to host an energising and thought-provoking event that empowers audiences to #KnockDownBarriers and find out more about civic and political decision-making.

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