TEXAS, USA is a new film about the ongoing fight for real and lasting change in Texas. This is an underdog story told through the lives of candidates and organizers challenging decades of right-wing power across the state and around the country. The film features characters from across Texas, including candidates Greg Casar, Beto O’Rourke, and Lina Hidalgo. It also includes Austin-based advocates Tory Gavito of Way To Win and Adri Perez of Texas Freedom Network, one of the most recognizable trans advocates in the state. In a moment when the politics of fear are winning and hope can feel like a fairy tale, there is something else at work in Texas. In the face of ongoing electoral and legislative losses, there’s a relentless spirit of renewed determination. At a time when it would be easy to walk away, there’s a growing movement of people who simply refuse to give up. The tireless work of those standing up, speaking out, and pushing past what is, toward what could be – that’s what this film is about. The film showcases what it takes to fight for a stronger democracy and in the words of Barbara Jordan, to close the gap between the reality and the promise of America.
TEXAS, USA is a fiscally sponsored project of the Austin Film Society. You can make a donation to this project here. You will receive a letter acknowledging your gift to the Austin Film Society on behalf of the project. Since AFS is a non-profit organization, your donation may be deducted from your taxes as a charitable contribution under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.