Director: Rachel Lears
Meet the Directors:
Rachel Lears is a documentary director, producer and cinematographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Lears’ most recent feature documentary, Knock Down the House (Netflix), follows four women who ran insurgent congressional campaigns in 2018, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cori Bush. The film won the US Documentary Audience Award and the Festival Favorite award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, was shortlisted for an Oscar and nominated for an Emmy in 2020. Lears received the IDA Emerging Filmmaker Award in 2019, and also holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from NYU.
Cast & Crew
To the End follows the intersecting stories of four key players in the rise of the Green New Deal — a bold and ambitious plan to stop the climate crisis and address economic and racial justice in the process. In a volatile historical moment, these young leaders must work together to defend their generation’s right to a future. Set against the backdrop of the 2020 election, the coronavirus pandemic, a deepening economic crisis and historic protests against systemic racism, this is the fight of their lives, and the clock is ticking.