"Films That Move" is a film production company dedicated to making films that spark social change.
The first film of "Films That Move" follows a group of 15 students from the University of Illinois biked from New York City to San Diego over the course of this past summer to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. The riders' journey is used as a case study to explore issues of cancer, life, and rallying together to fight a common cause in the documentary entitled "What People Do."
After the first few days on the road, the documentary already promised to capture an incredible story of human triumph, selfless compassion and support, and communities rallying together around a common cause. It took the first few days of filming to realize that this journey is not only a story about fighting cancer or simply about a bike ride; it is also about ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things for each other.
The main premise of the film is as follows: Despite common perceptions of a selfish, self-absorbed, and uncaring America that is unable to get beyond disagreements and differences, there are a few causes around which we can all unite. Cancer is one of those causes. When we as a country focus our energy and efforts around these unifying issues, we tend to not only focus on the things that matter the most to us, but we are also able to realize the true potential of our country. The film is set to capture this inspiring dynamic and call upon the country to rally around the fight against cancer.
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