Ignore Us No More: The New American Activists
WHY WE ARE MAKING THIS FILM
THE CASE FOR IGNORE US NO MORE
The primary objective of this film is to provide that single moment of inspiration for its audience. An Impact Campaign slated for the Spring and Fall of 2020 will bring this film to college campuses in battleground districts across the country. We will partner with national and grassroots organizations to create film screening events that will present opportunities for those in the audience to make immediate decisions to join the movements and to register to vote on-the-spot.
In the wake of the divisive 2016 presidential election, millions of Americans woke up with dire concerns about the future. We are now a country even more sharply divided, and crippled by fear, anxiety, hatred, and violence. Our most trusted institutions are being challenged and attacked. Our planet is being ravished by a relentless industrial thirst for resources and profit that is changing our climate, and causing natural disasters that become more devastating every year.
Many Americans have come to realize that something must be done to change the political dynamics in our country. Movements that defy traditional barriers of race, gender, and sexual orientation are on the rise: Resist, Me Too, Zero Hour, Black Lives Matter, March for our Lives, Sunrise Movement, Earth Guardians… just to name a few. At the heart of these movements is a new generation of bold and diverse leaders who are fed up with having their voices ignored. Each of these young men and women have already encountered their moment of inspiration, and now they are determined to fan the flames of activism to create tangible change in America.
The 2018 midterm elections saw a 41% increase in young and diverse voters participating in the process. Historic victories were achieved breaking barriers for women, minorities, and LGBT people. Colorado elected the first openly gay Governor, and the first Somali-American, the first two Native-American women, the first two Muslim-American women, and the youngest woman ever were elected to Congress.
Despite important gains in 2018 there is still much work to do. As America prepares for the consequential elections in 2020, immigration policy, racial discrimination, climate change, environmental policy, gun violence, social equality, and voting rights are all issues that are galvanizing support among the new American activists.
Ignore Us No More adds fuel to the fire, tearing down traditional barriers, and filling the void with an inspirational and heroic story about the young women and men determined to shape America’s promising future.
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