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How To Fix A Primary

How To Fix A Primary

You may know him as a CNN expert on COVID-19. But Abdul El-Sayed had a previous life. How To Fix A Primary follows the young doctor as he takes on Michigan’s political establishment in a bid to become the first Muslim governor in U.S. history. With exclusive access and full editorial control, the film follows Abdul and his underdog team in this battleground state as they hustle to gain endorsements from Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (both featured in the film) while confronting Islamophobia and a system that seems rigged against them. “In following El-Sayed’s yearlong journey to the 2018 gubernatorial primary, filmmaker Brittany Huckabee captures the tumultuous pace of a campaign that can turn with a single strategic move. It’s a campaign story, but it’s not blue versus red – it’s grassroots versus the establishment. This is a story not of one person’s political dream, but of a tenacious movement that will not be put down easily.” -Full Frame Documentary Film Festival