Thursday, February 21, 2013

"STUCK" and the Both Ends Burning Campaign

 Wasatch's own Chareyl Moyes will be presenting the founders of the "Both Ends Burning" campaign with the award-winning documentary "STUCK" at the Layton Hills AMC theater in Utah on April 8th at 7:00!  

In a campaign hearkening back to barnstorming tours, the award-winning documentary “STUCK”  will travel to 60 cities in 78 days to spread the story of the broken system that keeps thousands of orphans and abandoned children throughout the world stuck in institutions, separated from the arms of families eager to adopt them and give them loving homes.

The first stop will be Richmond, VA on March 1, and the tour bus will circle the country, culminating in Washington, D.C. May 17 with a premiere and the Step Forward for Orphans March.. A petition will be delivered to the members of Congress calling for legislators, global leaders and the president to take action to change the landscape of adoption. 

The movie is produced by Both Ends Burning, an international adoption reform foundation, to raise awareness of the dysfunctional system that – in an effort to protect children – often condemns them to years in an institution when families are available and waiting.

The film follows Tihun from Ethiopia, Nate from Vietnam, and Erickson and Therline from Haiti on their individual voyages from orphanages in their native countries to their homes with families in the United States. Filmmaker Thaddaeus Scheel tracks the chapters in the lives of these four children, revealing along the way the intense hope and disappointment they experience on the odyssey to unite as families. Some stories are heartwarming, showing incredible examples of kids who blossom after joining their families, while others offer insight into the emotional and physical impact institutional life can have on these kids.

Through the lens of personal, real-life stories the film asks how the global community can take care of these children, safeguarding them from the very real dangers of child trafficking and corruption while also answering their need to move from institutions into loving homes and a normal life.

An itinerary of the “STUCK” Tour is posted at and volunteers in each of the 60 cities are being sought to lead a day of activities in each location, from media appearances to speaking engagements and the premiere itself. For further information, go to