The First Step

The First Step (2021)

Van Jones, a progressive activist known for calling Donald Trump’s election “a whitelash” live on TV, controversially crosses party lines to win bipartisan support for criminal justice reform and a more humane response to the addiction crisis. Attempting to be a bridge builder in a time of extreme polarization takes him deep into the inner workings of a divisive administration, internal divisions within both parties, and the lives of activists fighting for their communities.– Chesapeake Film Festival

District Grade:B-
District Category:Niche
Sub-Genres:People, Pop Culture, Biography, Politics
Run Time:1hr 30mins

The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)


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Where To Stream:Video On Demand Services, Heartland International Film Festival
Rotten Tomatoes Score ™:82% (Tomatometer), N/A (Audience)
Director:Brandon Kramer
Cast: Cory Booker, Kellyanne Conway, Charlamagne Tha God, Kamala Harris, Van Jones, Jared Kushner, Kim Kardashian West
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