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THE DISRUPTED is an intimate portrait of 3 working class Americans who show enormous resilience. 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 AN UBER driver in Florida struggling to cobble together a living. Their stories of resilience and struggle ultimately expose the cracks in the American dream.
Ultimately, it is a story of family love and courage.
What do a farmer in Kansas, a laid-off factory worker in Ohio, and an Uber driver in Florida have in common? All three are resourceful, positive thinkers who strive to adapt and thrive despite dehumanizing forces at play in the American economy. As the film's heroes face these roadblocks with courage, certain ideals remain sacred: family, love, and staying strong in the face of adversity. Lush cinematography galvanizes a sense of place and, as the narrative unfolds, the intimacy with the characters results in an emotionally rich observational drama. Ultimately, THE DISRUPTED reveals a collective American experience of financial challenge, family resilience, and the quest for the purpose and dignity of work.