Release Date: 2019
She Runs the Race
She Runs the Race is a short documentary film about the historic number of women running for United States Congress in 2018. The film tells the story of Lauren Baer, a self-described outsider — LGBT, Jewish, mother of a young child — who is running against incumbent Brian Mast, a double amputee wartime veteran, in South Florida’s District 18. Lauren’s personal story resembles that of other women running this election cycle and of many women in America today, balancing the needs of a young daughter, a sick parent, and a working spouse while striving for the opportunity to also contribute to greater society.
Emily is a lawyer and a filmmaker who recently joined the legal team at Facebook, having spent the last four years as a legal director at Netflix and the four years prior to that at Dolby. She is a longtime election security advocate and spent many of her formative years in Florida.
Samantha is a lecturer at Berkeley Journalism School. She has several PBS feature documentary credits, including the critically acclaimed feature A Fragile Trust and the upcoming documentary Survivors, as well as the PBS Global feature Daughters of the Forest about empowering girls through education.
Marly is from Puerto Rico and received her MFA in directing and film production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Stephen began his filmmaking career in Baltimore working on independent short films and also studio productions such as Syriana (2005) and received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland.