The award-winning documentary film, STUCK, is the story of the struggles and rewards of international adoption. It is travelling to 60 cities over 3 months, beginning March 1. It will be in Chicago on April 26 at the Music Box Theater.
STUCK follows the stories of four orphans from Haiti, Vietnam and Ethiopia and their heartbreaking struggles to come home to their families. To view the trailer, purchase theater tickets, or download the film for personal viewing, please visit www.stuckdocumentary.com.
Prominent Americans including Gerda Weissmann Klein (Jewish Holocaust survivor, author and human rights activist) and Jedd Medefind (Christian Alliance for Orphans) have endorsed the film. Their inspirational words can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/61031241(Gerda) and http://vimeo.com/59461549. (Jedd).
More than a movie, this is a movement – a movement to ensure that every child has the possibility to grow up in a loving family. Viewers are asked to move beyond politics and borders, and address the lives of children who are stuck in a broken system.
The STUCK film is designed to raise awareness – and outrage – over the deplorable system of international adoption. Bureaucracy, inefficiencies and politics keep children incarcerated in orphanages around the world when loving families are willing and eager to adopt them.
The award-winning documentary film was created by Both Ends Burning, a non-profit dedicated to international adoption reform. Founder and President (and STUCK Executive Producer) Craig Juntunen is passionate that it is every child’s fundamental right to have the opportunity to grow up in a loving family. As producer of the movie, his vision is for STUCK to be a change-agent in reforming the current broken process of international adoption.
During the day, the STUCK team will visit local media, houses of worship, community organizations and universities to create a sense of community involvement and pride in adoption. If your group is interested in organizing or hosting an event, please contact Rochelle Rickoff, Volunteer Manager at Rochelle.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The STUCK Tour bus will end in Washington, D.C. when the petition signatures collected during the trip will be delivered to legislators on Capitol Hill during the Step Forward for Orphans March on May 17th.
What are some easy things you can do to help?
· Come see the movie! Advance-purchase film tickets are available and highly encouraged. To see when STUCK will be near you and to buy tickets for the film, please visitwww.stuckdocumentary.com/.
· Volunteer to be part of the STUCK team when the film comes to your city athttps://bothendsburning.org/initiatives/stuck-tour/volunteer/.
· Sign the petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/make-a-child-s-right-to-a-family-our-priority or text “orphans” to 67463 to sign the petition right from your phone! The goal is to have 1 million signatures by May 17th.
· Join us for the National March for Orphans in Washington, DC on May 17th. Register athttps://bothendsburning.org/initiatives/the-step-forward-for-orphans-march/.
· Spread the word. This movement is highly dependent on social networking:
o Like our Facebook page here, share it on your page, change your Facebook cover photo to our “Official STUCK cover photo” and share your city’s event tab with your friends.
o Follow STUCK on Twitter/Instagram(@Stuck2013) and use hashtags #StuckTour, #JoinTheMovement, #STUCK, #SaveAChild, #CelebrateFamily.
o E-blast this information to your family, friends, colleagues, houses of worship, community organizations and interfaith networks. The sky is the limit!
· If you cannot attend a film screening, download and view the film for individual use atwww.stuckdocumentary.com.