The "Work-in-Progress" Cut

We want to share some exciting news about our documentary film Waking the Sleeping Giant and to ask for your help.

When we started working on the film more than two years ago, we felt that something important was happening across the country even before Bernie announced his historic presidential run. And indeed something remarkable is happening. Bernie’s incredible race established, as Van Jones said to us so eloquently, an elevated set of aspirations across an entire generation of people hungry for big ideas.  Those aspirations will influence our politics for decades. And we’ve been bearing witness to bottom-up movement building all over the country, from Bernie’s campaign to Democracy Spring and Black Lives Matter, to the fight for economic fairness.

  Dr. Melina Abdullah , an activist and leader with Black Lives Matter, speaks at the ongoing protest/occupation of Los Angeles City Hall demanding the firing of the police chief in response to repeated police shootings of an unarmed African-Americans.

Dr. Melina Abdullah, an activist and leader with Black Lives Matter, speaks at the ongoing protest/occupation of Los Angeles City Hall demanding the firing of the police chief in response to repeated police shootings of an unarmed African-Americans.

We are now cranking hard on a work-in-progress version for submission to a number of festivals this fall. We’ll continue to film through the fall and complete the final version of the film in December. As soon as we premier the film at a festival in 2017 we’ll hit the road with a festival tour and kick off our outreach campaign, inspiring and engaging some of the many millions who were fired up by Bernie’s race, by one of the remarkable emergent movements like Democracy Spring and Black Lives Matter, or by Hillary Clinton’s campaign to become the first female President. 

 Brad and Jacob, getting it done in the editing suite. 

Brad and Jacob, getting it done in the editing suite. 

Because of our relationship with Bright Blue Ecomedia your contribution is tax-deductible, and every dollar you contribute will go to making a great work-in-progress version for festivals this fall and an amazing final version that we premiere next year.

Thanks for your support!