Docs for Democracy: THE CANDIDATE


THEATER 1 Sat, Aug 17 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2024
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jack C. Newell


Kicking off a cross-country roadshow in Chicago on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Docs for Democracy is a two-night screening series of films about America at a crossroads. Designed to be positive gatherings for audiences who are interested and engaged in the political process—or want to be—both films in the series are paired with robust post-screening discussions with filmmakers and subjects in attendance.


THE CANDIDATE documents progressive democrat Qasim Rashid as he runs in two different congressional races against well-funded incumbents; first against a Virginia republican in 2020, and in 2024 against an Illinois democrat.