143

HouseQuake

Produced by Jill Aske
The Democrats played to win.

Overview

Genre
Politics, Contemporary Issues, History, Public Affairs, and Human Interest
Synopsis

In 2006, Democrats face a moment of truth. Republicans control all three branches of government and possess more concentrated power than in nearly a century.

Facing the prospect of becoming a permanent minority party, Democratic leaders -- captained by Rahm Emanuel -- form an aggressive and risky strategy to take back Congress, while Republicans prepare to play defense. HouseQuake gets inside seven key races across the country and follows national players on both sides of the isle.

In the end, dozens of seasoned politicians are defeated by political newcomers swept in by a national tide, forcing a reconsideration of the maxim “all politics is local” by politicians and pundits alike. This historic campaign for change ends the Republican revolution, paves the way for Barack Obama’s presidential victory, and transforms the way political races are run in the United States.

Featuring Rahm Emanuel, Nancy Pelosi, Newt Gingrich, James Carville

Stage
finished
Running time
93 minutes

Credits

  • Karen Elizabeth Price ... Director, Producer, Writer
  • Aymae Sulick ... Director of Photography, Producer
  • Bryan Donnell ... Director of Photography
  • Jill Aske ... Producer
  • Dan Raziel ... Composer
  • Michael E. Price ... Songwriter
  • Kevin Burke ... Sound Designer
  • Adam King ... Sound Designer
  • Yana Gorskaya ... Consulting Editor
  • Julie Jananta ... Editor
  • Jason Rosenfield ... Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Symmetry Films
Country
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
Rhode Island International Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, Chicago United Film Festival, San Francisco United Film Festival, Clearwater Film Festival, Duke City Docfest, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
Awards
Directorial Discovery Award, Rhode Island International Film Festival
Distribution
Brainstorm Media
Broadcast (Acq.)
Documentary Channel
Language
English

Photos

Rahm emanuel_thumb

Browse documentary films on The D-Word