Building One America is proud to present a special screening of the award-winning documentary film Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Making of a Political Revolution on Friday, July 21 at 3:00 pm.
Waking the Sleeping Giant chronicles the challenges and opportunities faced by a resurgent political movement for racial and economic justice. The film tells the story of five remarkable individuals - including Senator Bernie Sanders - wrestling with persistent racial injustice, growing economic inequality, and the corrupting influence of money in politics all against the backdrop of an extraordinary 2016 presidential race.
Waking the Sleeping Giant makes sense of this moment in American politics, probing widespread discontent during the election cycle, Donald Trump’s dramatic electoral victory, and the challenges ahead for those building a re-energized progressive movement. The film features interviews with prominent journalists, activists, and public intellectuals, including A. Philip Randolph Institute president Clayola Brown (recipient of the 2017 Building One America Opportunity America Award), former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich, Dream Corps co-founder Van Jones, and Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman.