10th Annual Documentary for Health and Social Justice Screening

2015-2016 Documentary for Health and Social Justice student filmmakers with course instructors Rachel Poulain and Greta Snider.

2015-2016 Documentary for Health and Social Justice student filmmakers with course instructors Rachel Poulain and Greta Snider.

From left, Assistant Professor of Cinema Johnny Symons, HEI Documentary Film Producer Rachel Poulain, HEI Director Cynthia A. Gómez, and Professor of Cinema Greta Snider.

From left, Assistant Professor of Cinema Johnny Symons, HEI Documentary Film Producer Rachel Poulain, HEI Director Cynthia A. Gómez, and Professor of Cinema Greta Snider.  

Student filmmakers, the Health Equity Institute and the SF State School of Cinema presented the 10th Annual Documentary for Health and Social Justice screening on May 13 at SF State’s Coppola Theater.

The event began with an opening reception, followed by the screening of four films produced by the 2015-2016 cohort, and ended with a Q&A discussion between filmmakers and the audience.

The 2015-2016 Documentary for Health and Social Justice films are:

Aprendiendo Y Luchando: Explore how an Oakland High School has adopted a trauma-informed approach to healing and education. Watch the film.

A Mother’s Song: Learn how low-income single moms are breaking the cycle of poverty to reach their goals and the support structures that are making this possible. Watch the film.

Truth Speaks: In an after school program, young students rap about changing the world around them. Watch the film.

United Disciplines (working title): Follow the journey of a small group of college students as they dive into a multidisciplinary​ education experience.

Documentary for Health and Social Justice is a multidisciplinary film production course offered by the Health Equity Institute and the SF State School of Cinema where students partner with community-based organizations to produce short films that examine health equity and social justice issues.