Lena Groves is an award winning writer and director that specializes in films that give people a voice. After serving in Uganda she was inspired to educate people about the kinds of things that go on in the world that people would rather turn around and forget. She has made documentaries giving voices to the immigrant communities in Upstate NY, victims of female genital mutilation in The Gambia, and migrants learning English literacy in Dublin, Ireland. Through her films she hopes to inspire people that small gestures can have the largest impacts and to stand up for what is right, even in the smallest of ways.
Stand Together is a film that shows people even in spite of seeing mass tragedy everyday through media, there is still hope if we look past our differences and stand in solidarity against the issues that plague our world. It will encourage people that the smallest action will have the greatest outcome. Though we cannot save everyone and may be overwhelmed to do so, hope is not lost if we look past the darkness we see everyday. We must stand together and take action.