A Force of Nature

DIRECTOR: Barbara Kopple

With A Force of Nature, Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, Shut Up and Sing) is back, inspired by the dynamic whirlwind Ellen Ratner, who heads the Washington bureau of Talk Radio News Service. A reliable voice for old school FDR liberal democrats, the out lesbian Ratner reaches beyond political boundaries to genuinely befriend conservatives, bridging the cultural divide. Whether assisting former slaves in South Sudan in developing cottage industries or joining forces with Hurricane Katrina survivors in Mississippi to build a community center, witness the power of one woman’s dedication to connecting people, ideas, and resources through the Kopple’s deft lens.

— CAROL HARADA

AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: D210

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