Running for office for the first time and having it documented on camera

Amy Vilela in “Knock Down the House.” Credit: Netflix.

The filmmakers who made the new Netflix documentary “Knock Down the House” began shooting four first-time female Congressional candidates a year ago. We speak with one of those candidates: Democrat Amy Vilela. She ran for Nevada's 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House, and lost the primary on June 12, 2018.


Amy Vilela - former candidate for Nevada's 4th Congressional District

Madeleine Brand

Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Yael Even Or, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Adriana Cargill, Nihar Patel