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Unrest

Jennifer Brea, a Harvard PhD student, is about to marry the love of her life when she suddenly becomes severely ill. Confined to the private space of her bedroom, she seeks answers and community by grabbing a camera and filming her darkest moments as she is derailed by M.E. (commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). Both a love story and an international journey into the history, culture and gendering of medicine, Unrest reveals the tenacity of a patient community that refuses to give up, organizing and agitating for change even from bed.

In conjunction with its theatrical release, Film Sprout is launching Unrest on a national grassroots tour in Fall 2017.

 

Unrest

Whose Streets?

Told by the activists and leaders who are living and breathing the movement for racial justice in America, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising and the young community members who are fighting not only for their civil rights, but for the right to live.

In partnership with Magnolia Pictures, Film Sprout is launching Whose Streets? on a national grassroots tour in Fall 2017.

 

Whose Streets?

Big Sonia

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski—great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor—runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than thirty years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to revisit her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, Big Sonia also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.

In conjunction with its theatrical release, Film Sprout will launch Big Sonia on a national grassroots tour and educational campaign in Fall 2017.

 

Big Sonia

One Big Home

On the 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 brought the film on a grassroots tour of more than fifty communities across the country in early 2017. Read more in our final report.

 

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 managed national partnership relations; digital content; and a grassroots tour of more than sixty communities across the country for Care in 2017. Read more in our final report.

 

Care

Where To Invade Next

In Where To Invade Next, filmmaker Michael Moore descends on Europe to study how other countries view work, education, health care, sex, and equality. Through his travels, we discover just how different America is from the rest of the world–and what we can learn from it.

Film Sprout managed the film’s national grassroots tour, which brought the film to more than one hundred campuses and communities across the country in early 2016.

Where To Invade Next

Almost Sunrise

Almost Sunrise is a story of veteran resilience and recovery. Following two Iraq veterans as they embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America, the film captures an intimate portrait of veteran suffering and reveals the restorative power of silence and meditation.

Film Sprout created a grassroots tour that brought Almost Sunrise to more than one hundred and thirty campuses and communities across the country in a nine-month campaign in 2016-2017. Read more in our final report.

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.