Stuck

Stuck

Nate at Bac Lieu Children’s Center, Vietnam in a scene from STUCK, the new documentary about intercountry adoption by Thaddaeus Scheel. Credit: Peter Nelson / Samuel Goldwyn Films.

Stuck

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Stuck (2012/2013)

Opened: 02/22/2013 NY/LA; tour starts on March 1st

Limited02/22/2013
New York02/22/2013 - 02/28/20137 days
Los Angeles02/22/2013 - 02/28/20137 days
60 City Tour03/01/2013 - 05/16/201377 days

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Genre: Documentary

Rated: Unrated

The 60 City, 80 Day STUCK Tour Begins March 1st; Oscar® Qualifying Run in NY/LA Is Week of February 22nd

Our most powerful tool is the feature length documentary film, STUCK. The purpose of the film is to help the average person understand the issues and create a movement that will ultimately put pressure on U.S. officials to force a more supportive attitude toward International Adoption.

The film will premiere in sequence as we roll across the country on the tour bus, visiting 60 cities in 80 days. While the highlight of each city visit will be the premiere of the film, our goal is to make the visit to each city much more than a film premiere, but an all day event, with media appearances, speeches and discussions in multiple gatherings. The framework for the tour gives us the possibility to make STUCK a phenomenon.

One objective while we are on the road is to gather over 1 million petition signatures asking congress/global leaders/President Obama to take specific actions to change the landscape of adoption. The petition will be hand carried to members of Congress in the Step Forward for Orphans March in Washington, D.C., which will coincide, with the last day of the bus tour, tentatively scheduled for May 17.

Your active involvement as a member of the tour team will support the most impactful and activity the adoption community has ever engaged in. Your efforts to support the tour will have a leveraged influence, driving an increase in adoption and changing the lives of countless kids for many years to come.

We hope you will join our team to create a unique and engaging event in your city that will grow the movement that will provoke real change.

Synopsis

STUCK is a new award-winning documentary film, produced by Both Ends Burning that uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a rollercoaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system, each filled with hope, elation -- and sometimes heartbreak.

STUCK steps into the complex human experience of adoption, exploring the challenges faced by birth parents, prospective adoptive parents -- and children.

The film follows Tihun from Ethiopia, Nate from Vietnam, and Erickson and Therline from Haiti on their individual voyages from orphanages in their native countries to their homes with families in the United States. Filmmaker Thaddaeus Scheel tracks the chapters in the lives of these four children, and the three couples seeking to be their parents, revealing along the way the intense hope and disappointment they experience on the odyssey to unite as families. Some stories are heartwarming, showing incredible examples of kids who blossom after joining their families, while others offer insight into the emotional and physical impact institutional life can have on these kids.

 

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