The Home Stretch

Waking The Sleeping Giant is in the final phase of production and we can see the home stretch. We filmed on election night in key locations, and we now have 70 minutes of the film cut! 
 
The November election’s outcome has highlighted how relevant and urgent our film is—the progressive movement must figure out how to move ahead at this critical juncture and our film is documenting the struggle. 
 
Recent interviews include former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, actor and activist Danny Glover, and veteran political organizer and creator of the #FeelTheBern hashtag Winnie Wong. Last week, we filmed an extraordinary meeting of progressive activists from around the country working on where we go from here.

We have started submitting “work in progress” versions of the film to festivals around the country as we close in on the end of production!

Deepest thanks to you all for supporting this important project!

 Director/Producer Jacob Smith with Robert Reich at his office, University of CA, Berkeley.

Director/Producer Jacob Smith with Robert Reich at his office, University of CA, Berkeley.

 Tim Wilson on the scene in DC at the Hands Off Medicare press conference last week.

Tim Wilson on the scene in DC at the Hands Off Medicare press conference last week.

 The crew in DC last week: Kate Williams, Tim Wilson, Jacob and Chris Downing. 

The crew in DC last week: Kate Williams, Tim Wilson, Jacob and Chris Downing. 

 Jacob, Danny Glover and sound recordist extraordinaire Chris Downing.

Jacob, Danny Glover and sound recordist extraordinaire Chris Downing.

 Winnie Wong discussing the future of the progressive movement beyond 2016. 

Winnie Wong discussing the future of the progressive movement beyond 2016.