Waking the Sleeping Giant: 
The Making of a Political Revolution


The story of the U.S. presidential election in 2016, the effort to build a reenergized progressive movement, and tackling the urgent question "where do we go from here?”

Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Making of a Political Revolution is the story of the attempt to build a 21st century progressive movement in the United States. Five remarkable individuals wrestle with persistent racial injustice, growing economic inequality, and the corrupting influence of money in politics that shaped this extraordinary election cycle.

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, Waking the Sleeping Giant makes sense of this singular moment in American politics, probing the widespread discontent of the past two years, Donald Trump’s dramatic electoral victory, and the challenges ahead for those hoping to build a reenergized progressive movement.

We are proud to have partnered with the award-winning filmmakers at Bright Blue EcoMedia to make this film!