Almost Sunrise

Filmmaker Biography:

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Almost Sunrise – Michael Collins

Michael Collins is an Emmy® nominated filmmaker and the founder of Thoughtful Robot. In 2005, he directed Caught in an Injustice, a one-hour documentary broadcast on Spanish national television that received Special Mention at the 15th International TV3 Actual Awards. In 2010, his short film, Gerthy’s Roots, won the Belief Matters Award and was selected for the Media that Matters collection. In 2011, Give Up Tomorrow premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize for Best New Director. The film went on to screen in over 75 festivals in 40+ countries, winning 18 major awards including seven Audience Awards, four Human Rights Awards, and the Activism Award at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival. Recently Give Up Tomorrow was selected for the Puma Impact Award and was nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.

Film Synopsis:

Almost Sunrise follows two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide. The two embark on an extraordinary journey — a 2,700 mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California, in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and to ultimately, save themselves. Will this epic pilgrimage allow them to begin the new life they so desperately seek?


Thursday, October 6, 2016: Union County Community Arts Council/Wingate University, Wingate, NC, 7:00 PM ET
Friday, October 7, 2016: City of Hapeville Association of Trade & Tourism, Hapeville, GA, 7:00 PM ET
Monday, October 10, 2016: Troy University, Office of Service Learning & Civic Engagement Troy, AL, 6:00 PM CT
Wednesday, October 12, 2016: Crossroads Film Society, Jackson, MS, 7:00 PM CT
Thursday, October 13, 2016: Union College, Barbourville, KY, 7:00 PM ET
Friday, October 14, 2016: The Tennessee Valley Art Association/Ritz Theatre, Sheffield, AL, 7:00 PM CT
Saturday, October 15, 2016: City of Roswell, Roswell, GA, 7:00 PM ET

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