Every day of the three-and-a-half years that we have endured the Trump presidency has felt like a fight — a fight for our rights and for the world we want to live in. The lawyers of the ACLU have been on the front lines of this fight in such a profound way. “The Fight,” a new documentary directed by Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres, takes us behind the scenes of this epic battle, shining a spotlight on the very tired lawyers who are working day in and day out to hold the line for our rights.
We see Lee Gelernt taking the administration to court to fight for the kids who were put in cages. We see Chase Strangio fighting for trans rights. We see Brigitte Amiri fighting for our reproductive rights, and we see Dale Ho fighting the corruption of the census.
This film is a reminder of the sacrifice that people make to take on these cases: the endless hours of travel, weekends spent working, and incredible stress endured. “The Fight” is an eye-opening look at how the work gets done. We owe each of these lawyers a huge thank you.
“The Fight” is now in theaters and available on demand. Find screening info here.