“We have a duty to look
after each other. If we lose control of our government, then we lose our
ability to disperse justice and human kindness. Our first priority today,
then, is to defeat utterly those forces of greed and corruption that have
come between us and our self-governance.”
-- Doris “Granny D.”
GRANNY D GOES TO
WASHINGTON is a half-hour documentary that chronicles the
extraordinary march across the U.S. by 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.
What happens when an
89-year-old idealist decides to walk across the country to demand that
Washington lawmakers clean up their act?