Surge is about this extraordinary moment, when an unprecedented number of first-time female candidates ran, won and upended conventional politics in 2018. Tired of being ignored, angered by government policies, and anxious about the future of America, thousands of women across the country were inspired to run for office in what became a barrier-breaking, historic midterm election.
Producers: Hannah Rosenweig, Wendy Sachs and Tanya Selvaratnam
Consulting Prodcuer: Wedny Ettinger
Editor: Laura Tomaselli
Directors of Photography: Letty Gallegos & Margaret Byrne