Run Granny Run
Doris “Granny D” Haddock is the nation’s oldest political newcomer. A former housewife and office assistant, Doris was happily retired for over twenty years–but when her husband died, she needed a reason to live. So at the age of 90, she laced up her sneakers and walked across America to rally against the influence of big money in elections. Her epic journey galvanized popular attention to a political system gone awry, but for Doris the walk was a warm up. Now 94 and still fed up with politics as usual, she jumps at an unexpected chance to run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Judd Gregg (an intellectual sparring partner of George W. Bush). With just four months until Election Day, this great–grandmother of sixteen faces a series of challenges that would be daunting for a candidate of any age. Doris and her motley crew of political aces and amateurs work against all odds and craft a feisty campaign that personifies her democratic ideals of a government of, by and for the people.
A tale of doggedness versus dollars, grit against greenbacks, RUN GRANNY RUN
is an unlikely portrait of a remarkable activist and an exploration of our fragile democracy in the corporate age. 77 minutes, 2007, Digibeta