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Can You Hear Us Now?

  • Jim Cricchi, Director
  • Susan Peters, Producer
  • Jim Cricchi, Producer
  • Executive Producers Tony Shalhoub, Producer
  • Jean-Christophe Castelli, Producer

A woman is putting on a 'I voted' sticker on a boy.

About the Project


Small-town activism. Nail-biting elections. A last-minute power grab. In Wisconsin, where extreme partisanship has become the norm, voters are finding their lives increasingly irrelevant to state lawmakers. Through the stories of four determined women, Can You Hear Us Now? unravels the ways that years of one-party control have reshaped democracy in a state in the crosshairs of American politics.


"One of the most important documentaries you'll see all year." - The Isthmus

"A riff on the Frank Capra classic, 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.'" - The Capital Times

"A bracing document, laying bare the state of our state." - UW Cinematheque


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