And She Could Be Next

And She Could Be Next

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Pictured: Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Credit: Courtesy of Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia

This two-part POV documentary series tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color who are transforming American politics from the ground up. 

Directed by Peabody Award-winner Grace Lee (American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs) and Iranian documentary filmmaker Marjan Safinia (Seeds), And She Could Be Next airs Monday, June 29, 202 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV and concludes Tuesday, June 30 at 9 p.m. This is the first miniseries to be co-produced by POV, the longest-running documentary series on American television. 

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, 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 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. The documentary also features an entirely women of color crew. In addition to Lee, Safinia, producer Jyoti Sarda and executive producers like Ava Duvernay, And She Could Be Next credits contributing field directors: Yoruba Richen, Geeta Gandbhir, Amber Fares, Deborah Esquenazi, Ramona Emerson and Anayansi Prado.

And She Could Be Next is part of PBS's summer “Trailblazers” initiative celebrating the centennial of the women’s vote and illuminating the stories of modern women who continue to make their voices heard to bring about change.

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