Represent follows three parallel stories of women stepping up for the first time to run for local office across the Midwest: Myya Jones, a 22-year-old recent graduate running for Mayor of Detroit, Bryn Bird, a produce farmer in rural Ohio fighting for progressive values as township trustee, and Julie Cho, a first-generation Korean American running on the Republican ticket in Illinois. With behind-the-scenes verité and thought-provoking archival, Represent sets these deeply personal stories of triumph and tragedy against a backdrop of the current women’s movement for equal representation in our democracy.

Film Details

Director: Hillary Bachelder; Producer: Anne Sobel

Year Funded

  • 2018