1. YOU can make a difference by funding American Winter (film about economic crisis)
Produced and directed by Joe & Harry Gantz (creators of HBO’s Taxicab Confessions & executive producers of the CBS series The Defenders), AMERICAN WINTER is a powerful documentary film about families struggling to keep their heads above water in the worst economic crisis
since the Great Depression.
To make this film, we partnered with the nonprofit organization 211info in Portland and were given full access to monitor and record calls from
distressed families calling 211¹s emergency hotline in search of help. We
then began following the stories of some of these callers in more depth over several months. The film follows several families as they struggle to get by while facing overwhelming challenges and dwindling resources available to help them, creating a powerful firsthand view of Americans caught in today¹s financial undertow.
Our goal is to complete American Winter and release it before the 2012
elections so that both the public and legislators making choices about who will be taxed more or less, and whose services should be cut or preserved, can take into consideration the overwhelming challenges facing so many families today.