Stockton, California, is considered one of the worst cities in the United States, riddled with financial crisis and crime rates rivaling Afghanistan. Where everyone else saw hopelessness, 22-year-old Michael Tubbs saw possibility. In 2012, Tubbs ran for City Council, building his campaign from the ground up. In Kevin Gordon’s passionate and inspirational documentary he sets out to beat a politician twice his age and bring his community back from bankruptcy.


Tribecca Film Festival
San Francisco Documentary Film Festival
California International Film Festival


Directed & shot by
Kevin Gordon

Produced by
Jhanvi & Ketaki Shriram

Edited by
Laura Green

Additional Editing by
Emile Bokaer