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One Big Home

On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, trophy homes threaten to destroy the community’s unique character. One Big Home follows a carpenter’s journey to understand a trend towards oversized and underused houses. Will our culture of building bigger at any cost continue? Or can a movement towards sustainability protect an island’s sense of place, history and natural beauty?

Film Sprout is bringing the film on a national grassroots tour in 2017.

 

One Big Home

Care

Care pulls back the curtain on the poignant and largely hidden world of in-home elder care. Beautifully shot and deeply moving, the film reveals the deep bonds that form between paid care workers and elders, while exposing the cracks in the US care system.

Film Sprout is bringing the film on a national grassroots tour in 2017.

 

Care

Almost Sunrise

Almost Sunrise is a story of veteran resilience and recovery. Following two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, the film observes the men seek a lifeline and embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America as a way to confront their inner pain. The film captures an intimate portrait of two friends suffering from the unseen wounds of war as they discover an unlikely treatment: the restorative power of silence and meditation. Film Sprout is bringing the film on a national tour of campuses and veterans’ organizations in 2017.  

Almost Sunrise

Death By Design

What is the cost of our digital dependency? Death by Design explores this question and uncovers a global story of damaged lives, environmental destruction and devices that are designed to die.

Film Sprout is bringing the film on an international, grassroots tour in 2016-2017.

Death By Design

Audrie & Daisy

Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman, both underage high-school girls, were sexually assaulted by school acquaintances and bullied by their peers, while their assailants received little punishment. Tragically, Audrie takes her own life, but Daisy survives, connecting with other survivors to forge a path toward healing.

Film Sprout partnered with Netflix to bring Audrie & Daisy on a grassroots tour of American high schools and community centers in 2016.

Read more in our final report.

Containment

Can we contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances ever produced: radioactive waste? Containment weaves an uneasy present and a troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.

Film Sprout brought the film on an international tour of environmental organizations, gallery installations, university campuses and art house cinemas in 2016-2017.

Read more in our final report.

Trapped

American abortion clinics are in a fight for their survival as they battle the spread of state laws designed to restrict access to abortion. Following two Southern clinics, Trapped captures their struggle as they continue to provide care in the face of an increasingly hostile legal climate.

At the moment when the Supreme Court heard a case that could destroy Roe v. Wade, Film Sprout partnered with Ro*co Films International and Abramorama Entertainment to bring Trapped on a grassroots tour of more than 200 cities across America.

Read more in our final report.

Sonic Sea

In the darkness of the sea, whales depend on sound to mate, eat, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. But humans have transformed the ocean’s delicate acoustic habitat, challenging the survival of marine life. Sonic Sea offers hope for a quieter ocean, underscoring that the ocean’s destiny is inextricably bound with our own.

In 2016, Film Sprout partnered with Natural Resources Defense Council to bring Sonic Sea on an international grassroots tour.

Read more in our final report

Frame by Frame

Frame by Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape and their role in creating Afghanistan’s fledgling free press. How will they reframe Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves?

In a targeted campaign launching in Fall 2015, Film Sprout curated a tour of 100 campus, museum and art-house screenings for Frame by Frame. Read more in our final report.

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Jumbo Wild

Deep in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia lies the Jumbo Valley, one of North America’s most important wildlife corridors—now threatened by a proposed four-season ski resort. After 24 years of opposition from First Nations, alpinists and conservationists, what will it take to keep Jumbo wild for good?

Film Sprout partnered with Patagonia to bring Jumbo Wild on a 120-city grassroots tour of North America. Read more in our final report.

 

Jumbo Wild