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STATUS: Post Production
The Revolution Generation is a manifesto for today’s youth on the societal forces that have shaped and held back their generation, and how they can deploy their unique strengths to revolutionize systems that have exploited or failed them. Today half of the people on planet Earth are under the age of 35 – this is more people than were alive in 1950. Theirs is the most connected, educated and technologically savvy generation ever. Yet the hardships they face threaten to culminate in a perfect storm of economic, political and environmental crisis. This documentary explores the sweeping changes that lead to the world that young people are inheriting and paints a picture of how this generation is awakening to confront both the US political crisis and the global environmental crisis. The basis for the word “revolution” is the Latin word “revolutio,” which means “to turn around.” This is the film shows young viewers how to “turn their world around” for good.
STATUS: In Production
Social Construct’s joint venture Convergent Media is executive producing Prisoner 760 the feature film version of the NYT Best Seller, GUANTÁNAMO DIARY, by former Guantánamo prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi.
Slahi was a suspected terrorist and has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years without ever being charged with a crime, without any evidence against him, and without having the opportunity to defend himself in court. Two prosecutors in his case resigned in protest, and a federal judge ordered Slahi’s release, yet remained in prison for 16 years. The New York Times calls his book “the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be collateral damage” in the so-called “War on Terror.”
CAST & CREW
Director: Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland)
Writer: Michael Bronner (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, nominated for six Oscars in 2014, including Best Picture)
Producers: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Bronner, Adam Ackland & Leah Clarke for SunnyMarch, Christine Holder & Mark Holder (BEASTS OF NO NATION) for Wonder Street, Beatriz Levin & Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93) for Black Sheep Pictures, and Branwen Prestwood Smith
International Rights: STXinternational (a division of STX Entertainment)
UTA Independent Film Group helped structure the financing on behalf of the filmmakers and are representing the US sale with 30West.
STATUS: FESTIVAL TOUR
Believe the Beat is a tender rites of passage tale that follows a crew of Brazilian street dancers. As they take their dance from city park to global stage, an independent filmmaker discovers the challenge and promise of digital storytelling. Jocelyn Edelstein’s premiere, feature length documentary, celebrates the potent language of dance, friendship and perseverance.
CAST & CREW
Director/Producer: Jocelyn Edelstein
Executive Producer: Zak Kilberg