Schoolidarity is complete!

Well, it took almost 3 years, but the film is finally done. But, as is typical with most filmmaking, you may have to wait a bit longer to actually watch it. I am examining distribution opportunities, applying to film festivals, and preparing a DVD printing binge.

If you were one of our 2012 Kickstarter backers (when the film had a couple "working titles"), we will be contacting you shortly to survey you for your premiums. In other words, we'll be sending you DVDs or a link to download. Those parts of our store here on the site will be up shortly.

Thank you all for your patience during this long process. I feel blessed to have crossed paths and collaborated with so many serious activists and talented artists in the making of Schoolidarity, and I look forward to showing the film to each and every one of you.

Love & Solidarity Brothers and Sisters,

Andrew Friend


Andrew Friend

Andrew Friend is a documentary filmmaker in Chicago. During his 9-year service at a PBS station, his cinematography and lighting designs contributed to multiple award-winning projects, including his own Emmy nomination for technical achievement in videography in 2008. His 2010 film Workers' Republic was seen in many film festivals, and garnered the John Michaels Human Rights Film Award from the Big Muddy Film Fest. He is a producer and board member of grass-roots video collective Labor Beat. His 2015 film Schoolidarity documents and contrasts the Wisconsin Uprising of 2011 and the Chicago Teachers Strike of 2012.