The Disrupted

88 mins


Even before the COVID-19 outbreak fundamentally changed the global financial landscape, when the U.S. economy was robust, there were economic casualties. People fell through the cracks, didn’t land in safety nets or lived in constant insecurity. The Disrupted is about three of these people: a multi-generational Kansas farmer trying to save his farm, an Ohio father laid off from a factory job and a driver in Florida struggling to cobble together a living. Their stories of resilience and struggle ultimately expose the cracks in the American dream.

North American Premiere

Production Team

Josh Gleason
Sarah Colt
Sarah Colt
Josh Gleason
Emily Schuman
Lynn True

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2020 Mountainfilm Festival.

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