The Pushback (2020)
“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.