All In: The Fight for Democracy

Watch All In: The Fight for Democracy

  • PG-13
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.9  (2,050)
  • 79

All In: The Fight for Democracy is a 2020 documentary film directed by Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés. The film features the story of Stacey Abrams, who fought to ensure free and fair elections in the state of Georgia in the 2018 gubernatorial elections. The movie begins by explaining the history of voting rights in America. It takes the viewer through the journey of the struggle for democracy, from the times of the civil rights movement to the present day. The movie outlines the efforts of past politicians such as Lyndon B. Johnson who passed the Voting Rights Act. It highlights the significance of the Act in providing access to voting rights for African Americans and other minority communities.

The movie then shifts its focus to Georgia, where Stacey Abrams ran for governor in 2018. When she began her campaign, Abrams understood the deep-rooted issues present with voting in the state, which included the suppression of minority voters. The movie documents the story of her fight to ensure that every eligible voter in Georgia had the right to vote.

The documentary highlights the various ways Georgia election officials were purposely making it difficult for voters of color to vote. Some examples include shuttering voting sites in areas with high minority voter turnout, purging voters from rolls, and creating impossible requirements for voter registrations. The movie also incorporates interviews with Voter Protection advocates outlining clear examples of voter suppression in the state.

The documentary goes deeper into the politics of the situation, as it highlights the tactics used by Brian Kemp, Stacey Abram's opposition. Kemp was serving at the time as Georgia's Secretary of State, which made him responsible for overseeing the state's elections while also running for Governor. The film points out that Kemp made it almost impossible for minority voters to vote by using strategies such as holding up voter registration applications, purging voters from Georgia's voter rolls, and implementing strict voter ID laws. The film highlights Abrams and others who tried to raise the issue but were decried as "sore losers" seeking to delegitimize Kemp's victory.

The movie also features vignettes of ordinary people, including young first-time voters, who relate their experiences attempting to vote in the 2018 gubernatorial race. Some of these young voters were temporarily stopped from voting but eventually allowed after fighting to cast their ballots.

The documentary concludes stressing on the event that changed everything. While Kemp ultimately won that election, All In: The Fight for Democracy highlights the 2018 gubernatorial election as a pivotal moment in America's struggle for democracy. The documentary shows that fighting voter suppression is important work and that everyone has the ability to make a difference. The goal of the film is to help viewers to understand the importance of fighting for democracy and maintaining free and fair elections.

Overall, All In: The Fight for Democracy is an insightful and empowering documentary that sheds light on the issue of voter suppression in America. The film is inspiring and informative, it highlights the importance of working toward a more just and inclusive democracy. It’s highly recommended to anyone who wants to learn more about voter suppression and democracy.

All In: The Fight for Democracy is a 2020 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 79.

All In: The Fight for Democracy
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    6.9  (2,050)
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