Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Talks About a Green New Deal Film
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is in talks with a documentary filmmaker about a film chronicling her Green New Deal policy movement, according to Axios. She’s reportedly working with Rachel Lears, who just released the Netflix documentary Knock Down the House, which followed Ocasio-Cortez and three other women running during the 2018 midterm elections. That film was picked up by the streaming service for $10 million after it debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival. But Axios is reporting that this time around, Lears is reportedly making the documentary independently, and it may not end up appearing on Netflix. The Green New Deal is a proposed stimulus program that aims to address climate change and economic inequality. The name refers to the New Deal, a set of social and economic reforms and public works projects undertaken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression. The new version combines Roosevelt's economic approach with modern ideas such as renewable energy and resource efficiency. Ocasio-Cortez introduced the resolution with Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). However, it failed to advance in the Senate in a margin of 0-57, with most Senate Democrats voting "present" in protest to the vote. More here.