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The Pushback

1h 34m Documentary 2020

A documentary on the Texans fighting to push the state towards a more just and equitable future. W Q&A with Beto O'Rourke and Veronica Escobar.

Podcasters, grassroots activists, clergy members, and former Border Patrol officers all play a role in the push and pull of the historically red state, and the progressive movement that’s trying to turn it blue.” - Texas Monthly

The Pushback is a roving celebration of the Texans—particularly women of color—who are fighting to make our state reckon with its racist past while pushing it toward a more just and equitable future.” - Texas Observer

At the height of the presidency of Donald Trump, when America faced its greatest threat to its democracy, average citizens pushed back. An inspiring documentary shot over the course of two years, THE PUSHBACK weaves together a diverse group of voices across Texas — volunteers, activists, artists, teachers, law enforcement agents, and political candidates — all working to combat policies of cruelty, fight entrenched racism, and to change the course of history in their country.


Kevin Ford




United States



Bonus Content

A conversation with Veronica Escobar and Beto O'Rourke


A full discussion from 10/5/2020 between Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, filmmaker Kevin Ford, and Maria Teresa Kumar, founder of Voto Latino. The panel discusses the THE PUSHBACK, an inspiring documentary about progressive Texans battling racism and fighting for democracy, and also dive deeply into what’s at stake in the 2020 election, especially highlighting their efforts to get out the vote.

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