Impact Spotlight: “HOMEMADE”

HOMEMADE is a collection of short films created by celebrated filmmakers around the world. Confined at home as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, filmmakers created  personal, moving stories that capture our shared experience of life in quarantine.   Watch on Netflix FilmUp Impact Based on the themes of this film we’ve paired it with

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Talent Agents Will Now Be Voting for the Oscars

On June 28th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors voted to define talent agents as “Members-at-Large,” giving Oscar voting privileges to talent agents. The Academy has 17 branches, including actors, crafts, documentaries, directors, and writers. There are two membership status categories, Members-at-Large and Associates. Agents were previously classified as Associates and

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Impact Spotlight: “When They See Us”

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they‘re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story. Watch on Netflix FilmUp Impact Based on the themes of this film we’ve paired it with The Marshall Project or impact. If this story touched you in any way here are

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Impact Spotlight: “American Son”

Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son. Watch the Full Film on Netflix FilmUp Impact Based on the themes of this film we’ve paired it with Campaign Zero or impact. If this story touched you in any way here are

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Impact Spotlight: “Just Mercy”

After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who is sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence. In the years that follow, Stevenson

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Impact Spotlight: Zion

Zion, a Netflix documentary short chronicling the life of high school wrestler Zion Clark, is a story unlike any you’ve seen before. Clark was born with caudal regression syndrome, which left him without legs. In addition to his physical challenge, Clark was subjected to the foster care system after being put up for adoption as

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Impact Spotlight: Earth

“Earth,” a song and short film by comedy rapper Lil Dicky, is all about climate change. FilmUp Impact We’ve paired this spotlight with the We Love the Earth for impact. If this song and short film touched you in any way here are a few ways you can channel that energy into something good: Learn

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Impact Spotlight: “Love, Simon”

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. Watch the Full Film YouTube (From $3.99) Amazon Prime (From $3.99) Google Play (From $3.99)Vudu (From $3.99) Cast & Crew Starring:

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