April 19, 2014
This was the first documentary I ever saw at HotDocs (Toronto’s documentary festival). If you like politics like I do, you’ll love it. It’s a bit dated now — and, yes, many of you *now* know of Cory Booker, but this was back when he was running for the job of mayor of corrupt (and poor!) Newark, New Jersey. His opponent was the incumbent, Sharpe James, who would use intimidation and city resources to dissuade voters from voting for Booker. The trailer, below, actually doesn’t do it justice. It’s a great story and a great doc.
Edit: I found what appears to be the entire documentary, on YouTube:
(This post originally written in January 2012)