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When new laws threaten to wipe away basic workers’ rights and lock out public debate, six citizens force their way into the Wisconsin State Capitol with thousands more to launch a popular uprising that will not only challenge the lawmakers, but the soul of a nation.
Amie Williams’s documentary is shocking and inspirational in equal measure. Steering clear of policing issues that have framed other docs, We Are Wisconsin locks its sights on a lobbying system which defies centuries of reform in defence of laissez-faire capitalism. It spotlights the rising tide of intelligent and citizen action which crosses social barriers, and is changing the game.