Since 2006, HEI and the SF State Cinema department have collaborated to offer Documentary for Health & Social Justice, a transdisciplinary film production course that has produced more than 50 short documentaries. In this course, student filmmakers partner with a community organization to create films on important health and social justice topics. The Spring 2015 films are now available to watch! This semester's films include:
- BEING SEEN shines a light on the unique situation of invisibility amongst urban American Indians on SF State’s campus. The film also highlights and addresses the mental health issues that can arise.
- FIGHTING FOR HOME explores the journey of two San Francisco residents who are dealing with the possibility of eviction and the hardships that comes along with it.
- IN BETWEEN HOMES explores the reality of families struggling with homelessness in San Francisco, CA.
- MEDICAL DESERT highlights the closure of a local hospital and its impact on the medically underserved community of West Contra Costa County. This film will be available soon.
Interested in creating documentaries on important health and social justice issues?
Sign up for CINE 527 today! Join the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Cohort to make documentaries that explore the question: What will it take to make the U.S. one of the best places to raise children? Students from all disciplines welcome. No filmmaking experience needed. Learn more