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'The Fight' Documents The ACLU's Legal Battle With The Trump Administration

Aug 13, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with the directors of

The Fight, a new documentary that follows a team of ACLU attorneys as they sue the Trump administration over reproductive freedom, trans rights, child separation, and voting rights.

The ACLU has brought 173 lawsuits against the administration as it celebrates its 100-year anniversary. This is the first time they've given filmmakers access to their offices. The directors call them everyday heroes.

 

Guests:

 

Elyse Steinberg, director of The Fight

 

Eli Despres, director of The Fight

 

 

Web Resources:

 

The Fight film

 

The Washington Post, Geoff Edgers: A new film goes inside the war on civil rights, and this time ACLU lawyers are the stars

LA Times, Katie Walsh: Review: In it to win it, the lawyers of the ACLU never give up ‘The Fight’