When Ruby Duncan faces harassment by a fraud-obsessed welfare department, she ignites “Mother Power,” mobilizing a welfare rights group to fight for justice, dignity, democratic participation, and an adequate income. When thousands of Las Vegas families are slashed from the rolls, Ruby launches “Operation Nevada” down the famed Strip. Featuring lost archival footage and a cast pivotal in these events, STORMING CAESARS PALACE reveals that it is the disenfranchised who stand up for America’s principle of justice for all. All but forgotten, this nimbly-paced documentary bears witness to how a group of dedicated and determined mothers with little education or funds organized to fight the Goliath of Nevada’s unfair and discriminatory policies and changed America’s social justice landscape forever. The embodiment of “People Power.”
Shine Award – BlackStar Film Festival – August 2022.
Hazel Gurland-Pooler, first-time filmmaker