Granny D Goes to Washington

What happens when an 89-year-old idealist decides to walk across the country to demand that Washington lawmakers clean up their act?

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Premiere Date
October 1, 2006
Length
30 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call

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The Film

Granny D Goes to Washington is a half-hour documentary that chronicles the extraordinary march across the U.S. by 89-year-old political activist, Doris Haddock. Passionate about democracy, she walked 3,200 miles from California to Washington, D.C. to dramatize the need to restore representative government in America and reduce the role of special interest money in politics. The film records her travels and conveys the infectious enthusiasm Granny D. inspired in the people she met.

With her feisty, unrelenting advocacy for participatory democracy, this five-foot-tall great-grandmother stands up as a role model of commitment and passionate engagement for people of all ages.

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