Not Going Quietly

A rising star in progressive politics and a new father, 32-year-old Ady Barkan’s life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS. But after a confrontation with powerful Senator Jeff Flake on an airplane goes viral, catapulting him to national fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists ignite a once-in-a-generation political movement called “Be a Hero.” Together, they barnstorm across the country and empower people to confront their elected officials with emotional, personal stories to demand healthcare justice, and Ady holds groundbreaking interviews with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.  Through his journey, Ady discovers that collective action and speaking truth to power offers hope for his family and millions of others.

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Director: Nicholas Bruckman
Cast: Ady Barkan, Elizabeth Jaff, Rachael King
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 37 minutes