Fight, The: Docu about the American Civil Liberties Union (Sundance Fest 2020)

Premiering this week at the 2020 Sundance Film Fest, The Fight is directed by Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres.

The directors also served as producers, alongside Maya Seidler, Peggy Drexler, and Kerry Washington.

The film looks at the contemporary landscape for attorneys championing the causes of the American Civil Liberties Union, picking up its story a week after Donald Trump was inaugurated and the chaos of his administration’s “Muslim ban.”

The Fight offers access to other pertinent cases in the group’s battle for equity, and the threats and consequences that the current political landscape represents to future generations of Americans.

The Fight is an inspiring, emotional insider look at how these important battles are fought and the legal gladiators on the front lines fighting them.

When a mother is separated from her child, a soldier is threatened to lose his career, a young woman’s right to choose is imperiled at the pleasure of a government official, and the ability to exercise our basic right to vote is threatened, the consequences can be devastating to us and to future generations.

The Fight aims to celebrate the unsung heroes who fiercely work to protect our freedoms.