Waking the Sleeping Giant

Waking the Sleeping Giant


October 21, 2017, 12:15 PM


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


Film Festival

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Free, recommended donation of $5.00



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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 *
Vermont Films are FREE with a recommended donation of $5.00. They cannot be booked in advance and seats will be available on a first come-first served basis.

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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