Surge is about the record number of first-time female candidates who ran, won and upended politics in the historic, barrier breaking 2018 midterm elections. The film follows three candidates in Texas, Indiana and Illinois who were running in uphill battles to flip their deep red districts to blue, including Lauren Underwood, the youngest Black woman to ever be elected to Congress. Surge reflects on what drove women to disrupt the idea of what elected leaders look like and shows the importance of creating a pipeline of diverse, female candidates. Viewers see the challenges and triumphs of building grassroots campaigns and through it all Surge asks, is this a moment or a movement?
|Running Time:||93 min.|
|Subject(s):||Activism, American History, Current Affairs, Gender, History, Politics, Women|
|Producer(s):||Hannah Rosenzweig, Wendy Sachs|
|Cinematographer:||Margaret Byrne, Leticia Gallegos, Contessa Gayles|
|Production Company:||Intention Media Inc.|