ExpiredNat Bates For Mayor

  • Nat Bates For Mayor
    October 11, 2017
    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Nat Bates for Mayor

Run Time 1:15:29

LA Premiere

NAT BATES FOR MAYOR tells the story of the outrageous 2014 mayor’s race in Richmond, home to the second largest refinery in California. In a brazen move, Chevron spent more than $3 million to back 83-year-old African American stalwart Nat Bates.

Bates makes a Faustian bargain with the city’s corporate behemoth in a cagey attempt to preserve the long-standing but waning power of Richmond’s African-American working class community, whose rich history dates back to the formation of the Kaiser shipyards during World War Two. It’s black against white. It’s pro-development forces against eco-friendly Progressives. It’s David versus Goliath. Is Nat Bates the savior or stooge?


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