Special Screening of Stuck and Q&A with Filmmaker Craig Juntunen!
Join filmmaker and activist Craig Juntunen for a special engagement screening of Stuck. Following the film, there will be a Q&A with Craig.
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 it rolls across the country on a tour bus, visiting 60 cities in 80 days. While the highlight of each city visit will be the premiere of the film, the 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 creates the possibility to make Stuck a phenomenon.
One objective while 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-delivered 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 on May 17.
Tickets are $15.
directed by Thaddaeus Scheel starring Craig Juntunen in English
Stuck is about the complex human experience of adoption, exploring the challenges faced by birth parents, prospective adoptive parents — and children.
Stuck is a new documentary film that uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a rollercoaster of beaurocracy on their journeys through the international adoption system, each filled with hope, elation – and sometimes heartbreak. 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 families seeking to parent them, 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.