Waking the Sleeping Giant

Waking the Sleeping Giant

 

October 21, 2017, 12:15 PM

Where

Main Street Landing Black Box
60 Lake Street, 3rd floor
Burlington

Category

Film Festival

Film Type

Documentary

Cost

Free, recommended donation of $5.00

Contact

802-660-2600
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Waking the Sleeping Giant: the Making of a Political Revolution

Directed by Jon Erickson & Jacob Smith
Produced by Jacob Smith, Jon D. Erickson and Kathryn Goldman
Documentary | 2017 | 92 min
* The filmmakers will attend the screening *

Waking the Sleeping Giant tells the story of building a 21st century progressive movement in the United States by focusing on five remarkable individuals who wrestle with issues of persistent racial injustice, growing economic inequality, and the corrupting influence of money in politics. From the presidential campaign trail with Senator Bernie Sanders to a local political race in the failing economy of rural West Virginia, from a mass sit-in on the U.S. Capitol steps to racially charged police commission hearings in Los Angeles, this first feature film about the 2016 election addresses the state of American politics, Donald Trump’s dramatic electoral victory, and the challenges ahead for those hoping to build a re-energized progressive movement. ~AB

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