At the age of 90, Doris "Granny D" Haddock laced up her
sneakers and walked across America to rally against the influence of
big money in elections. Her epic journey galvanized popular attention
to a political system gone awry, but for Doris the walk was a warm up.
At 94 she jumped at an unexpected chance to run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Judd Gregg (an intellectual sparring partner of George W. Bush). With just four months until Election Day, this great–grandmother of sixteen faced a series of challenges that would be daunting for a candidate of any age. Doris and her friends work against all odds to create a feisty campaign that personifies her democratic ideals of a government of, by and for the people.
A tale of doggedness versus dollars, grit against greenbacks, RUN GRANNY RUN is an unlikely portrait of a remarkable activist and an exploration of our fragile democracy in the corporate age.