The Valero Verdict: And She Could Be Next

Welcome to another edition of the “The Valero Verdict” movie review. In this, I will give you a quick movie review with a couple of bullet points of which I either liked or disliked. I will end the review with a rating of the movie and short overall thoughts.

On the docket today, the 2-Part Documentary And She Could Be Next.

SYNOPSIS: In a polarized America, where the dual forces of white supremacy and patriarchy threaten to further erode our democracy, a game-changing transformation is happening at the grassroots. As demographics shift toward a non-white majority, elections will be decided by Americans inspired to vote for the first time. Many of these voters, who are often black, brown, immigrant or poor, are ignored by politicians and journalists alike. And She Could Be Next, a two-part documentary series directed by Peabody Award-winner Grace Lee (American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs) and Iranian documentary filmmaker Marjan Safinia (Seeds), tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color who are transforming American politics from the ground up.

‘We don’t have to be victimized first to be leaders.’

Our political system is set up to make only certain people succeed, and watching this is a showcase of people trying to make a change, can’t because of the systems in place. The challenges that these women faced were strong, but they didn’t give up, and we need more people like this to form our future.

Nobody likes to lose and the emotions that these ladies put into these campaigns, and to watch them lost, it rips you into a thousand pieces. Though she felt broken and defeated, Bushra Amiwala delivered a strong message that the silverling that what she and her team did was monumental in getting those who never voted, to vote.

As we watched Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib slowly receive the results put chills down my whole body. Her son just asking a million questions and 7 hours after the polls closed, in the wee hours of the morning, and when announced she won, it broke me down to tears.

Voting is something that I was raised that was important to do, my great grandmother always said: ‘Don’t vote, you can’t complain’. For me to see how people are having the trouble voting hurts, to watch our system hold people back from voting hurts, if they have the right to vote, LET THEIR VOTE BE CAST.

The power structure of america has been broken for a very long time and I hope that more people watch this and understand that. We need more people like Stacey Abrams, Bushra Amiwala, Maria Elena Durazo, Vernoica Escobar, Lucy McBath, and Rashida Tlaib.

The Verdict:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Things change within your life when you have kids, but more so when you are a father of a daughter. You are protective of her, protective of her upbringing, and you are a lot more careful with certain things. We live in a society that has an issue with treating women equally. It’s been an uphill battle for many years.

I want my daughter to be able to grow up and be who she wants to be, and this is one of the documentaries, and you watch these strong women fight for their rights, it gives you hope.

‘And She Could Be Next is a groud-breaking look at how women are the future of our political system.”

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