SURGE is about this extraordinary moment, when an unprecedented number of first-time female candidates ran, won and upended conventional politics in 2018. SURGE follows three candidates – Lauren Underwood in Illinois, Jana Lynne Sanchez in Texas, and Liz Watson in Indiana – on their exhaustive and exhilarating journeys to election day. Each woman looked to flip their red districts blue in campaigns founded on seeking justice, pushing back on hate and protecting the vulnerable.
Producers: Hannah Rosenweig, Wendy Sachs and Tanya Selvaratnam
Consulting Producer: Wendy Ettinger
Editor: Laura Tomaselli
Directors of Photography: Letty Gallegos, Margaret Byrne, Contessa Gayles