ROLL RED ROLL
Film: A whistle-blowing blogger uncovers disturbing social media evidence documenting the gang rape of a teenageÂ girl. The story of a football town divided, ROLL RED ROLL is a true crime thriller examining sexual assault inÂ small town America.
Campaign: ROLL RED ROLL provides an opportunity for all of us to see ourselves. As parents, teens, educators, coaches and bystanders we participate in this culture and can transform it. Through the film and its social impact campaign, we want to engage audiences directly and experientially. We strive to humanize the current national conversation that challenges rape culture while creating direct pathways to action on a personal and institutional level.
The impact campaign will utilize a blend of our tech and social media savvy, youth engagement, holistic approaches to healing and justice, and a commitment to finding common ground, to engage diverse audiences.
Film: 62 DAYS is a documentary film aboutÂ Marlise MuÃ±oz, a brain-dead pregnant woman whose family was forced to keep her on life support against her wishes. Â This film shows the human story behind the headlines, and shines a light on a controversial law.
Campaign: The 62 Days campaign seeks to bring awareness to states in which there are (or lack) laws in which a woman’s medical directive is voided in the event of pregnancy. The campaign works with several NGO’s including the National Association for Pregnant Women, the ACLU as well as experts to create large scale screening events in major cities.
DRIVING WITH SELVI
Film: Selvi, like so many girls living within Indiaâ€™s patriarchal culture, is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to liveâ€¦ and goes on to become South Indiaâ€™s first female taxi driver.
Campaign: The Driving with Selvi impact campaign is centered around using Selvi’s story to inspire young Indian women in realizing they can overcome their current situations to seek a level of independence and self-esteem they may never have envisioned for themselves. Partnering with NGO’s on the ground, the campaign is designed to bring the film across regions of India via a bus tour and in-school screenings.
Film: A hotel housekeeper from the Dominican Republic, Carmen Castillo, has won a City Council seat in Providence, RI, taking her advocacy for low-income workers from the margins to city politics.
Campaign: Partnering with major NGO’s such as Emily’s List and Run Vote Lead, the Councilwoman campaign will provide short-form media as well as use of the full film to enhance training and inspiration for non-truadional candidates to run for office.
Film: Almost Sunrise is a story of veteran resilience and recovery. The film follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, who struggle with depression upon returning home from service. Fearful of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide, they 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.
Campaign: The overarching goal of the MOVING MOUNTAINS campaign is to introduce to a global audience the emerging concept of moral injury and the urgent need to consider alternative approaches to healing this unique condition.The strategy is to reach the film’s core audience comprised of veterans, their families and communities, mental health providers, military social workers, students, faith-based organizations, and legislators through targeted community screening tours and immersion activities and specially designed educational materials. Third Stage also proudly represents film protagonist Tom Voss and director Michael Collins for speaking events.