2018 Social Justice Film Festival
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 7pm
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors, regardless of ability to pay. Amidst personal struggles that reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.
(Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin, USA, 85 min)
Construction of dams in the Amazon would severely affect the community of indigenous people. If built, the flood would cause life-threatening toxic plants to dissolve in the water.
(Peiman Zekavat, Brazil/UK, 9 min)
A Ferry Tale
A father and his two autistic children board a ferry one wintry day. Their short journey is filled with disappointments, beauty, and maybe, hope? Based on a true story.
(Mehmet Tığlı, Turkey, 10 min)