THE ORGANIZER is a feature length documentary centered on ACORN founder and community organizer Wade Rathke. The film covers 45 years of history in the struggle for economic justice, and documents present-day endeavors by Rathke and other committed organizers and activists.

The film is equally a history lesson, a look at the state of organizing and social movements today, and an intimate character study of a man that even his enemies have described as, “The most talented political organizer of his generation.”

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Special Thanks to all our Kickstarter supporters! (A-F)

Evi Adams, Hunter Adams, Jeffrey Allard, Emma Allen, Nate Allen, Janice Andersen, Mark Antman, Brendan Backus, Charles Bacon, Lauren Baker, Wesley Barr, Robert Becker, James Belfer, R Berg, Nancy June Bernier, Christopher Bluhm, Terese Y Bouey, Kate Brandt, Fred Brooks, Michael Browne, Gibb Brownlie, Susan Buckler, Marianna Diné Butler, Kay Butler, Nancy Cain, Chris Campbell, Daniel Cantor, Alan Carey, Zachary and Sandy Carey, Jason Carey, Dolon Chakravartty, Helen K Chase, Diane Colello, Colin, Chris Collins, Luisa Conlon, Jay Costelo, Dominic Couzens, William Covington, Melanie Craxton, Dave, Ed David, Maryellen Deckard, John Crowley-Delman, BL Dings, Nice Dissolve, Julia Donahue, Judy Duncan, Tory Ettlinger, Lauren Fajardo, Secky Fascione, James Fenton, Arroyo Seco Films, Dega Films, Janice Fine, Robert Fisher, Orell Fitzsimmons, Joshua Flannigan, Sarah Friedman, Bart Friedman.

 

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Martha Giblas, Julia Gillard, David Gillis, Sophia Giordano, Kay Lustberg-Goldbeck, Susan Goldman, Judy Graves, Joshua Evan Greenberg, Monique Greenwood, Eileen Hall, Hannah, Rachel Haymann, Alex Hemard, Lily Frances Henderson, Jay Hessey, William Hetzer, Rachel Hiles, Alex Himmelbaum, Elisabeth Holm, Jonathan Hopfner, Marie Hurt, (Joy) Susan Hutchinson, Matt Werth – RVNG INTL, Rose Jambrone, Robert and Louise B Jeanne, James Jeanne, JenQPublic, Steven C Kahn, Cynthia Kane, Doug Karr, Linda Kawer, Samir Khan, Cambiz A. Khosravi, Austin King, Elizabeth Kingsley, Arlene Kimata & Gary Kitahata, Katherine Klick, Charles Koppelman, Leslie Koren, Katie Krelove, Joseph Krings, Tyler Lafreniere, Owin Lambeck, Mark Landsman, Noah Lang, Amy Leaman, Jared Leeds, Julia Lerman, Sara Levine, Brigit Loud, Marcos, Mary, Alex Matisse, K Scott Maynard, John Mayo, Dara McHugh, Jeff Mcmurrich, Soren Meischeid, Nicco Mele, Katya Meyer, Keith Miller, Jayna Mitchell, Sam Morrill, Lila and Dave Mortimer, Anna Mould, Kathy Moulton, Paul Mozian, Jennifer Mullins, Deirdre Murphy.

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Mary Nally, Edward Noble, Jeremy O’Brien, Jennifer Ogg, Jillian O’Reilly, Lois Ott, Daniel Javier Pacheco, Lucy Pacheco, Roula Partheniou, Chris Perry, Michael Pertnoy, Martha Plotkin, Luisa Dantas / JoLu Productions, Randy Ray, Margaret Randazzo, Chaco Rathke, John Wayne Reinhard, Richard Curry Rinzler, Glenn Rogers, Beth and Dan Russell, John Russo, Ruwanara, Sara Maria Salamone, Dan Satorius, Michael Scheff, Bob Schuler, Alex Schuster, Rachel Schwerin, Mary Irwin-Scott, T.M. Scruggs, Frank Scruggs, Tristan Shands, Trace Sheehan, Zack Sheppard, Prachee Sinha, Keir Snow, Asori Soto, Indira Stewart, Hilary Stoddard, Bethany Sumner, Casey Switzer, Shawn Taylor, Victor Taylor, Katia Taylor, Gerry Tenney, Jack Thompson, Quanita Toffie, Brendan Toller, Bradley Toone, David Tozzo, Nikki Tummon, Vito, Valerie Webber, Mischa Weisman, Kevin Whelan, Carl Wilson, Celine Wong. Christopher Wos, Emma Yohanan, Doug Young, Owen Granich-Young.

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