The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and His Legacy (2009)

21 Feb

56m; U.S.

Director: Bob Hercules & Bruce Orenstein

Synopsis: Legendary organizer Saul Alinsky led the movement to empower disenfranchised communities through collective actions. Now others have taken up the challenge. The film examines Alinsky’s life and adaptive legacy through work being done by two contemporary “people’s organizations.” Case studies of his work in Rochester and recent IAF organizing work in Texas and Brooklyn.


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