AND SHE COULD BE NEXT Conversations Episodic Women and the Vote


Virtual World Premiere

Two episodes screening on Saturday, June 20

Join directors Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia and special guests for a live discussion on Saturday, June 20, 3:30pm ET.

A sweeping chronicle of the 2018 elections and the unprecedented rise of women of color running for — and winning — office throughout the U.S., AND SHE COULD BE NEXT follows the historic and dramatic stories of six candidates from throughout the country as they fight to represent their constituents and uplift disenfranchised communities.

Filmed, directed and produced by a team of women filmmakers of color, this riveting two-part series offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at Stacey Abrams’ game-changing campaign for Governor of Georgia; three battles for the U.S. House of Representatives (Rashida Tlaib, Lucy McBath and Veronica Escobar); Maria Elena Durazo’s race in Los Angeles for the California State Senate; and 19-year-old Bushra Amiwala’s run for the Cook County Board of Commissioners in Chicago.

The series is also an incisive look at the deeply troubling voter suppression tactics that are being employed to undermine our democratic system and the transformative organizational politics required to make real change in the U.S. –Ken Jacobson

Grace Lee won a Peabody Award for AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS, which aired on the PBS series POV. Other directing/producing credits include the PBS series ASIAN AMERICANS, the Emmy-nominated MAKERS: WOMEN IN POLITICS, the interactive online documentary K-TOWN ‘92 and OFF THE MENU: ASIAN AMERICA.

Marjan Safinia is an award-winning LA-based Iranian documentary filmmaker. Her films examine identity, community and social justice. Marjan was the longest-serving President of the International Documentary Association. She is a board member of Chicken & Egg Pictures and one of five international co-hosts of The D-Word, the pre-eminent online documentary community.


Country: USA

Year: 2020

Directors: Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia

Producers: Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia, Jyoti Sarda

Executive Producers: Julia Meltzer, Patty Quillin, Lynda Weinman, Bruce Heavin, Neda Nobari, Ava DuVernay

Director of Photography: Asad Faruqi

Editor: Juli Vizza

Music: Gingger Shankar

Featuring: Stacey Abrams, Rashida Tlaib, Lucy McBath, Veronica Escobar, Maria Elena Durazo, Bushra Amiwala, Nse Ufot

Running Time (minutes): 195 MIN

Languges: English, Spanish, Urdu, Arabic