Fire from the Heartland

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Fire from the Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative Woman
Fire from The Heartland DVD cover.jpg
DVD coverart
Directed by Stephen K. Bannon
Produced by
Written by Stephen K. Bannon
Music by David Cebert
Cinematography Matthew A. Taylor
Edited by Matthew A. Taylor
Release date
  • September 22, 2010 (2010-09-22)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Fire From the Heartland: the Awakening of the Conservative Woman is a 2010 American documentary film written and directed by former Breitbart News LLC executive chairman Steve Bannon, and produced by David N. Bossie for Citizens United Productions.[1][2][3] The documentary stars Michele Bachmann, Deneen Borelli, and Ann Coulter, and focuses on female participation in conservative politics.[4]


Bannon was inspired to create the documentary after seeing former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin run as John McCain's vice president running mate in the 2008 United States presidential election.[5] In exploring the Tea Party movement, the film interviews only women. The sole male voice heard in the film is from a clip of an on-air rant by CNBC's Rick Santelli from a February 2009 broadcast.[6]


The documentary looks at the idea of the conservative political female in the United States and how they have impacted and been impacted by the Tea Party movement. Bannon interviews women from different socioeconomic backgrounds and how this has had an effect on their outlook on life and in politics, as well as what they believe what the future will bring and their opinions on how conservative politics and the Tea Party is portrayed in the media.[6]




  1. ^ Green, Joshua. "Palin Filmmaker Spreads His Bets to Bachmann". The Atlantic. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  2. ^ Henry, Devin. "Citizens United hawking movie starring Bachmann". MinnPost. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  3. ^ Ziganto, Lori. "'FIRE FROM THE HEARTLAND' BURNS BRIGHT DESPITE LIBERAL VENOM". Human Events. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  4. ^ Cogan, Marin. "Film focuses on women of the right". Politico. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  5. ^ McKay, Hollie. "Filmmaker Spotlights Role of Women in Conservative Movement". Fox News. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  6. ^ a b John Fund (October 23, 2010). "Why Mama Grizzlies Run the Tea Party". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

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