The Fight

The Fight is an inspiring, emotional insider look at how these important battles are fought and the legal gladiators on the front lines fighting them.
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“You’ll cheer and cry.” – Variety

From the filmmaking team behind Weiner, Couples Therapy, and Blackfish; The Fight is the Winner of the Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking.

Seven days after President Trump’s inauguration, the country’s airports and courthouses were clogged with protesters fighting to protect immigrants facing deportation due to the administration’s “Muslim ban” policy. It was to be the opening salvo of a relentless attack on civil liberties—and a tsunami of lawsuits waged against the Trump administration.

What must it be like to be an ACLU lawyer in this day and age?

The Fight is an inspiring, emotional insider look at how these important battles are fought and the legal gladiators on the front lines fighting them. Directors Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres capture the rollercoaster ride of the thrill and defeat in these deeply human battles. When a mother is separated from her child, a soldier is threatened to lose his career, a young woman’s right to choose is imperiled at the pleasure of a government official, and the ability to exercise our basic right to vote is threatened, the consequences can be devastating to us and to future generations. The Fight celebrates the unsung heroes who fiercely work to protect our freedoms.

Winner Sundance Film Festival (2020) – U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking

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Director(s): Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres

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Executive Producers: Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, Florence Sloan, Harry Sloan, Pilar Savone, & Maria Zuckerman
Producers: Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres, Maya Seidler, Peggy Drexler, & Kerry Washington

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Language: English

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