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Run Granny Run
Run Granny Run
Actor: Doris Haddock
Director: Marlo Poras
Genres: Documentary
NR     2007     1hr 32min

Doris Haddock-- Granny D-- is the nation's oldest political newcomer. A former housewife and office assistant, Doris was happily retired for over 20 years--but when her husband died, she needed a reason to live. So at the ...  more »

     
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Actor: Doris Haddock
Director: Marlo Poras
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Politics
Studio: HART SHARP VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/06/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Incredibly Inspiring
Callie | NH United States | 10/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is about so much more than an unexpected Senate run by a senior citizen. It is about making the most of every minute of our lives, of one woman's determination to help make the world a better place and step up to the plate in spite of a million reasons not to. It's about age, yet it's not just about age. We see through Doris's eyes how an elderly person is sometimes dismissed and treated like a child, in spite of an obviously quick mind and reported history as a smart and successful businesswoman. Yet we also see Doris as the "regular citizen" who fights for what she believes in and doesn't wait for others to do it -- a lesson we all can learn at any age. I loved this film!"
Stunning portrait of an American icon
Paul Chan | 10/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Filmmaker Marlo Poras has done it again with another beautiful documentary film that captures the heart, soul, and courage of an American original, Doris "Granny D" Haddock. At the age of 90 she walks across the US to bring attention to corruption in politics, and at the age of 94 she runs for the US senate! I can't even get up in the morning and put on pants! Poras frames the life of this troublemaker in both intimate and expansive ways, connecting her own struggles as a great great grandmother fighting mortality and a citizen fighting to make America the country worth being proud of again. A marvelous film."
Citizen democracy
Preston C. Enright | Denver, CO United States | 02/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film provides insight into Granny D's senate run in New Hampshire. It also covers her cross-country walk for campaign finance reform, which culminated in the McCain-Feingold Act.
The film has many lovely shots of New Hampshire, planning sessions at Granny's house, and the work her campaign did to put a little pressure on the Republican incumbent, Judd Gregg. It also didn't edit out the hard work of politics nor the moments when Granny was in a bad mood or feeling sort of overwhelmed by the demands being put on her. There's a hilarious scene when she's preparing for her televised debate with the professional politician. She stumbled early on in the actual debate, but ended up making many important points.
We need for more progressive people to run for office, advocate for various causes, and otherwise make their voices heard.

For a magazine that regularly covers grassroots citizen action throughout the US and abroad, I'd recommend Yes!"
Inspiring
C. Rutledge | Los Angeles, CA | 12/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Granny D is an amazing story that should inspire anyone to say, "I can do it, or at least, I can try". Her spirit is wonderful to see and anyone who cares about anything should see this and realize how to truly make meaningful change."