Stockton, California, is considered one of the worst cities in the United States, riddled with financial crisis and crime rates rivaling Afghanistan. Where everyone else saw hopelessness, 22-year-old Michael Tubbs saw possibility. In 2012, Tubbs ran for City Council, building his campaign from the ground up. In Kevin Gordon’s passionate and inspirational documentary he sets out to beat a politician twice his age and bring his community back from bankruptcy.
About the Director(s)
Kevin Gordon’s films have screened at festivals such as Telluride, HotDocs, Silverdocs, Slamdance, and the San Francisco International. His film, Dreams Awake, won a 2010 Student Academy Award and was selected for the “Filmmakers of Tomorrow” Program at the Telluride Film Festival.
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