Through the eyes of Sierra Leonean filmmakers, SURVIVORS presents a heart-connected portrait of their country during the Ebola outbreak, exposing the complexity of the epidemic and the socio-political turmoil that lies in its wake.
Our guide in the film is Arthur Pratt, a Sierra Leonean filmmaker and pastor. Arthur’s unique access, narrative voice, and observational documentary coverage of the outbreak becomes a prism for understanding both the political and personal significance of the health catastrophe.
SURVIVORS interweaves the heroic stories of Mohamed Bangura, the senior ambulance driver at the country’s main ambulance dispatch location and Margaret Sesay, a nurse who works at the EMERGENCY Ebola treatment center in Freetown caring for some of the sickest patients.
The Good Breast
Through the intimate stories of several breast cancer patients and their surgeons, THE GOOD BREAST explores the cultural roots of the loss of the breast. Unprecedented OR footage presents medicine as a ritual, and the mastectomy as a modern form of breast sacrifice.
The film features real and intimately portrayed doctor and patient encounters which reveal the often opposing desires for individual breast cancer treatment. Each character undergoes a different medical and personal experience with the loss of her breast and its reconstruction.
SWEET DREAMS - A film about Rwanda, a troupe of women drummers & the healing power of ice cream .
In 1994 Rwanda suffered a devastating genocide. Close to a million were killed by neighbors, friends, even family.
Kiki Katese decided to start Ingoma Nshya, Rwanda's first and only women's drumming troupe, open to women from both sides of the conflict.
For the women—orphans, widows, wives and children of perpetrators—the group has been a place to begin to live again, to build new relationships, to heal the wounds of the past.
SWEET DREAMS follows this remarkable group of Rwandan women as they emerge from the devastation of the genocide to create a new future for themselves.
Code: Debugging the Gender Gap
CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed. CODE asks: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code and how do we get there?
Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA. Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoints in popular culture, CODE documentary examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis.