Entries by Katherine Acosta

Hear Us on the Radio!

Listen to Divided We Fall director Katherine Acosta (me!) and TAA activist Matt Kearney on Esty’s Dinur’s show “A Public Affair” on WORT, 8/5 noon! Matt is heavily featured in our film and we’re lucky to have him.  He knows more about the Wisconsin Uprising than probably anybody on the planet.  That’s no exaggeration.  The […]

Successful Private Premiere!

Just before the screening, a thunderstorm exploded.  The sudden heavy downpour and high winds flooded roads and created dangerous driving conditions, preventing some of our guests from attending.  Others took their seats dripping wet.  We started late, to allow as many to get to the theater as possible before the screening began. Then about 70 […]

NEW BOOK: The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker by Katherine Cramer

Katherine Cramer’s forthcoming (April) book is excerpted in the Capitol Times today. If you’ve never heard of her, she’s a political science professor at the UW, a lifelong Wisconsin resident, and an interviewee in our film. Cramer’s research is unique: where most political scientists rely heavily on polling, Cramer actually spent years visiting rural communities […]

RIP Tamara Grigsby, Fearless Champion of the People of Wisconsin

We were shocked and saddened to learn today of the untimely death of Wisconsin Assemblywoman Tamara Grigsby (D) Milwaukee. As a social worker and later a legislator, Grigsby fiercely defended the disadvantaged, the disenfranchised, and the most vulnerable against the neoliberal agenda ushered in by Governor Scott Walker and his administration. I first became aware […]

A Day Without Latinos & Immigrants in Wisconsin

Thursday was a day of action for Latinos and other immigrants in Wisconsin to protest proposed legislation that would block counties statewide from issuing local identification cards to people who cannot access state ID and aggressively target them for deportation. Thousands of Latinos and their allies took a day off work and staged a huge […]

5 Years Ago Today: 14 Senators Decamp to Illinois

During a month of dramatic action to delay or derail what Governor Scott Walker intended to be a quick passage of his “budget repair bill,” one of the most unusual tactics had to be the decamping of 14 Democratic senators to Illinois. Then freshman Senator Chris Larson explains in our film: We did not have […]

A Day That Will Live In Infamy

Five years ago today newly elected Governor Scott Walker unleashed his “budget repair bill” sparking a weeks-long Uprising and occupation of the capitol building by tens of thousands of protesters. Wisconsinites strenuously objected to a pro-corporate, ALEC-inspired agenda that included gutting collective bargaining rights for public employees, selling off publicly-owned utilities to private interests, and […]


Our Kickstarter campaign is now cancelled. A silent partner has stepped forward to fund completion of the project. We deeply appreciate the generosity of all of you who pledged to support our project. Although Kickstarter will not be charging your accounts, you will still be thanked in the film credits AND receive all the rewards […]