Documentary Filmmaking: In:Accessible

Food Video

Jenny Kinard and Talia Fellman-Blau

Just Like Anybody Else

David Rogers

Mental Health Documentary : I Aim to Become

Clio Bildman

Mental Health Documentary : I Aim to Become

Clio Bildman

Presentation

Aidan Sheehan and Ignacio Heusser
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Nacho

The No Nos Moveran documentary is a documentary about the lack of access to health care that undocumented immigrants face in Boston and its human cost The film is built out of interviews with people in charge of providing affordable healthcare for undocumented people, conversations with . We also talked to an actual undocumented immigrants who explained here situation, and film shots of.  We also went to take different shots around the Boston area. We took shots of airplanes, cars, people, buildings and water.  The shots represented how diverse is boston and how many different cultures and religion there are. The No Nos Moveran documentary shows the viewer the importance of healthcare.  Helping people who can't receive proper health care because they lack documentation. The documentary helps undocumented immigrants across the nation to overcome fears of deportation and speak up and demand health care. The film will guarantee them safety. Some people debate if undocumented immigrants should receive healthcare . These makes people mad because the answer is clear and it would be inhumane if healthcare was not a right. The film hopes to helps empower undocumented immigrants and reach voters and makers of public policy to encourage them to speak up and stand against policies and regulations that restrict access to healthcare.



Presentation

Aidan Sheehan and Ignacio Heusser
1 / 10

Nacho

The No Nos Moveran documentary is a documentary about the lack of access to health care that undocumented immigrants face in Boston and its human cost The film is built out of interviews with people in charge of providing affordable healthcare for undocumented people, conversations with . We also talked to an actual undocumented immigrants who explained here situation, and film shots of.  We also went to take different shots around the Boston area. We took shots of airplanes, cars, people, buildings and water.  The shots represented how diverse is boston and how many different cultures and religion there are. The No Nos Moveran documentary shows the viewer the importance of healthcare.  Helping people who can't receive proper health care because they lack documentation. The documentary helps undocumented immigrants across the nation to overcome fears of deportation and speak up and demand health care. The film will guarantee them safety. Some people debate if undocumented immigrants should receive healthcare . These makes people mad because the answer is clear and it would be inhumane if healthcare was not a right. The film hopes to helps empower undocumented immigrants and reach voters and makers of public policy to encourage them to speak up and stand against policies and regulations that restrict access to healthcare.



Presentation for Food Desert

Lainey Kerr
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Presentation

Aidan Sheehan and Ignacio Heusser
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Nacho

The No Nos Moveran documentary is a documentary about the lack of access to health care that undocumented immigrants face in Boston and its human cost The film is built out of interviews with people in charge of providing affordable healthcare for undocumented people, conversations with . We also talked to an actual undocumented immigrants who explained here situation, and film shots of.  We also went to take different shots around the Boston area. We took shots of airplanes, cars, people, buildings and water.  The shots represented how diverse is boston and how many different cultures and religion there are. The No Nos Moveran documentary shows the viewer the importance of healthcare.  Helping people who can't receive proper health care because they lack documentation. The documentary helps undocumented immigrants across the nation to overcome fears of deportation and speak up and demand health care. The film will guarantee them safety. Some people debate if undocumented immigrants should receive healthcare . These makes people mad because the answer is clear and it would be inhumane if healthcare was not a right. The film hopes to helps empower undocumented immigrants and reach voters and makers of public policy to encourage them to speak up and stand against policies and regulations that restrict access to healthcare.


Aidan S

A documentary that shows the struggles undocumented immigrants face trying to get healthcare.  The social issue that this project engages is that it is challenging for immigrants to get healthcare and also scary for them to try to get it because they might be scared about the healthcare facility telling ICE and then being deported. But there are places to help them with that fear like MIRA coalition, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and many more.  This project could help immigrants because if they saw this documentary they would know where to go, to get healthcare. It also helps people understand that healthcare isn’t as easy for some people as you would think it would be. This project could change the world because people would see that immigrants only so many have a few places that they can get good healthcare while not being sent back to their country, and maybe people would create more places that the immigrants can safely access quality get healthcare. This documentary raises the question, should the local community pay more in taxes so immigrants can get healthcare?  This documentary is for anyone who wants to maybe start up somewhere where an immigrant can get healthcare, and also for anyone who wants to learn about where immigrants get healthcare.  This documentary was filmed with Canon camera and then edited on Premiere Pro. This project is innovative because a there are a lot of videos about undocumented immigrants, it’s about the challenges that they go through but this film shows the challenges, the fears, and where they can get help. The user would watch this documentary and see the areas where undocumented immigrants get help some nice b-roll shots and also get to hear what an undocumented immigrant has to say about the struggles about trying to get healthcare


Aidan M

My project is a documentary that shows the struggles immigrants have to go through in order to receive health care. We followed a friend of my group-mate, Fani, around in order to see this challenges in real life because she happens to be an immigrant. We made this project at this time in particular because of the current administration. It is such a controversial subject that really needs another viewpoint on. The vast majority of the time, people never hear the story of the Immigrants and we believe that that is the most important viewpoint. Because of that, we created our documentary.  We interviewed three people for our project, a person from East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and a person from MIRA, as well as Fani. We got a bunch of important information about immigration and health care that was all captured on camera. Using this footage, we created a narrative using Adobe Premier. We made this documentary to educate the audience and would probably be used either in a school setting or online whenever someone wanted to learn more about immigrants and healthcare. We really enjoyed working with the people we worked with, and also working on the project. The story we covered was an important one, and I would enjoy creating another one in the future.

I Aim to Become - Presentation

Clio Bildman and 2 OthersJanice Tabin
Lia Darling
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Lia:

I Aim To Become provides education on mental health in teenagers in a way that is easily accessible to the public. Focusing on how to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health,  the documentary consists of interviews with experts who talk about different mental illnesses, how to decrease the shame connected with them, early signs of illness, and the importance of mental health education in high schools. People shy away from talking about mental health because it is an uncomfortable topic because some mental illnesses first manifest during the teenage years, so mental health should be talked about comfortably in high school. This documentary helps teens, schools, and parents by providing education on mental health and how and where to find help. 

One in five teens has a mental illness and only a quarter of those will seek help, due to stigma, lack of resources, and lack of education. This documentary aspires to change the culture around mental illness: the way people with a mental illness are viewed and how people talk about mental health. It will also encourage schools to bring mental health education into their curriculum. This documentary has interviews with a wide range of people, including a psychiatrist, a director of a suicide-prevention program, a suicide-lifeline officer and volunteer, a mental health activist, and people who have a mental illness. The user will watch this documentary either in school or at home because they want to learn more about mental health, they know someone they worry is showing signs of illness and they want to help, or they are struggling themselves and don't know where to seek help. This person will learn about different mental illnesses, their signs and symptoms, statistics, and how to find help for themselves or a friend or family member.

Clio:

There is too much stigma in today's society regarding the topic of mental illness. When the matter comes up most people shy away from it out of discomfort and misperceptions. All of this stigma can really make someone self-cautious, if they do suffer from a mental illness. The majority of kids with a mental illness don't speak up or seek help when they need to because in most if not all schools the topic is discarded. Then other kids don't know how to talk to their peers who have been acting "different" lately.

The documentary interviews a variety of people, including suicide attempt survivors, therapists, suicide hotline operators, students from the suicide hotline prevention program, and a psychiatrist.

Janice:

Mental health is seldom talked about, and rarely in a good light, which makes people's resources limited if they want to seek help for themselves or a friend. The documentary I Aim to Become aims to help teens struggling with mental illness, and their friends and family. It's aimed at teens because it's harder for them to get proper help, because a lot of treatment decisions are made by their parents or guardians, who can sometimes make the wrong choices because they are fearful for their child's future or don't understand what their kid is going through. People with mental illness are more likely to get better the earlier that they get treatment, so this film challenges the stigma associated with mental health, and addresses directly and informatively the issues that aren't talked about so people can get treatment as fast and effectively as possible. The film questions the way mental illness is perceived and dealt with in modern society, and tries to give people a healthier outlook and the proper resources. Everyone is meant to view this film, so they can be better informed about the topic of mental health and handle difficult or even crisis situations better. It will be on display in City Hall for about a month, and after that it will be accessible online for anyone who needs advice about mental health.

Just Like Anybody Else

Natalie Hatton and 2 OthersRowan Roudebush
David Rogers
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Just Like Anybody Else is a documentary film that examines reentry into society after incarceration.

The documentary, Just Like Anybody Else, explores reentry into society after incarceration.  Through numerous interviews with both returning citizens and experts on this subject, Just Like Anybody Else shows firsthand the struggles and roadblocks a returning citizen - someone returning from incarceration -  encounters on their journey.  Focusing on why there is such a stigma surrounding returning citizens, Just Like Anybody Else documents firsthand the struggles of finding housing, employment, and even reconnecting with family after serving time; these men and women carry the burden of prison with them no matter where they go, even many years after having completed their sentences.

This documentary opens the public's eyes to the everyday struggles returning men and women face, as Just Like Anybody Else sheds light on daily roadblocks to meeting basic needs that many citizens take for granted. Just Like Anybody Else brings Boston communities together.  This documentary enables everyone, young and old, to recognize the fact that there are men and women returning from incarceration who have served their sentences and justice dictates that it is up to us to bring these hard working individuals, willing to work hard, be welcomed back into our society and treated them as equals, because the past is the past.