Waking the sleeping giant: the making of a political revolution



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[United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2020
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Directed by Jon D. Erickson

Bernie Sanders, Sabrina Shrader, Kai Newkirk

This documentary is the story of an attempt to build a twenty-first-century progressive movement in the United States. Five remarkable individuals wrestle with persistent racial injustice, growing economic inequality, and the corrupting influence of money in politics against the backdrop of an extraordinary 2016 presidential race. From the presidential-campaign trail with Senator Bernie Sanders to a local race in the failing economy of rural West Virginia, from a mass sit-in on the U.S. Capitol steps to racially charged police commission hearings in Los Angeles, Waking the Sleeping Giant makes sense of this moment in American politics, probing widespread discontent during the 2016 election cycle, Donald Trump's dramatic electoral victory, and the challenges ahead for those building a re-energized progressive movement. This film contains explicit language that is appropriate for mature audiences. Viewer discretion is advised

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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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