Taking the title from Wisconsin's state motto, Forward takes an activist-level perspective of the uprising that swept state senators out of office, triggered the third governor recall election in American history, and inspired the Occupy movement across the country. Using the reflections of people involved in the 2011 protests, this documentary shows the forces at work that galvanized non-radicals into a movement that quickly drew international attention and resulted in a political action unlike anything seen in America since the Vietnam War.