This film is documenting political organizers in the Tipping Point state who are battling for civil rights and to save our democracy.
Our documentary starts with coverage of the idealistic campaign of young, progressive Sarah Hammond for congress in a bright red district, set against the backdrop of the 2020 Trump/Biden election. Sarah boldly ran as an LBGTQ community member and woman who had exercised her right to choose. She won her primary but lost in the general, after which she suited up for battle over the fall of Roe v. Wade. Sarah's family supported her efforts, despite their simultaneous affinity for Trump, who they now have begun to question.
Meanwhile, Trans and LBGTQ+ rights were integral to the candidacy of Tyler Titus in Erie, who lost a close contest for County Executive in 2020 before becoming the first trans person elected to the PA Democratic Committee in 2021. Tyler continues to shape the narrative and raise visibility for LBGTQ+ families whose marriages and rights are under assault.
Our cameras documented a historic march and subsequent uprising in downtown Lancaster as the Black Lives Matter movement voiced outrage after the death of Ricardo Munoz. The rise of GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, who has posed in Confederate civil war garb and openly advocates for election denial, has brought Christian Nationalism to the fore. Malcolm Kenyatta has countered by taking his message directly to rural regions, where the Philadelphian has spoken eloquently about protecting civil rights and the fate of democracy.
This fight is not over. We are currently expanding our coverage in the finals weeks of this 2022 election cycle. Tipping Point PA expects to conclude filming after this election, unless historic circumstances dictate otherwise, as they did on January 6, 2021.