A two part docu-series titled, “And She Could Be Next…” will air on PBS June 29th and 30th during a two-night presentation. This series is executively produced by the brilliant Ava DuVernay and directed by Grace Lee (Peabody Award Recipient) as well as Marjan Safinia (Iranian filmmaker). The series focuses on the evolution of women in the political sphere and how the persistence of women of color is slowly reforming politics in America.
The women at the epicenter of this movement that the series focuses on include: Stacey Abrams (Georgia), Bushra Amiwala (Skokie, IL), Maria Elena Durazo (Los Angeles, CA), Veronica Escobar (El Paso, TX), Lucy McBath (Atlanta, GA), Rashida Tlaib (Detroit, MI) and Nse Ufot, executive director of the New Georgia Project.
This project was filmed between 2018 and 2019 and called upon the expertise of organizers and candidates to give insight into the role that marginalized communities play in democracy.
DuVernay said of the film, “If ever there was a moment where we need to be reminded of the leadership of women of color, that time is now. If you’re an immigrant, a young person, a person of faith, or simply someone who has felt unseen for too long, you will find yourself reflected in this story.”
Cara Cusumano, director of the Tribeca Film Festival spoke about the film being an official selection for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, “And She Could Be Next was slated to world premiere as part of our Tribeca TV section, where we intended to host a conversation with some of the incredible subjects featured. This story by and about women of color making change feels more timely than ever. The festival continues to support this remarkable project and encourages our audiences to discover it on POV.” Due to the global pandemic the Tribeca Film Festival was postponed.
Watch the two-night presentation June 29th and 30th live on PBS.