Upstanders | Season 2
Season 2 of Upstanders shines a light on ordinary people acting with immense courage and humanity to make their communities -- and our country -- better. SideXSide produced five of the 11 episodes.
Executive Producer: Howard Schultz
Produced & Written By: Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Director & Director of Photography: Gabe Silverman
Script Writer & Coordinating Producer: Jamie Coughlin
Camera Operators: Jamie Coughlin, Lani Milton, Julia Reihs, Grant Slater, Joshua Trujillo
Edited by: Julia Reihs, Sara McKellogg Lane
Music Composed By: Jason Staczek, APM Music
Entrepreneur Brandon Dennison decided to address poverty in his native West Virginia by extending a hand of opportunity to former coal miners.
Stephenie Larsen forged past fear and skepticism to create the first LGBT community center in Provo, Utah, in an attempt to reduce suicides among gay teens and build bridges with the Mormon Church.
Former South Carolina Republican congressman Bob Inglis, who once scoffed at climate change, overcame a humiliating defeat by deciding to take on skeptics within his party.
Ami Vitori gave up a successful big-city career and tapped her retirement fund to help rebuild the struggling Rust Belt community of Middletown, Ohio.
Dr. Hansel Tookes spent four years on a life-saving mission to convince Florida legislators to allow drug users in Miami to exchange dirty needles for clean ones.