FILM FESTIVAL

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The mission of the BOOST Film Festival is to support the work of talented and dedicated filmmakers and to share their work so that it may inspire, educate, and transform youth and professionals in the youth work field.  

The BOOST Film Festival strand offers attendees the opportunity to view films highlighting relevant topics in the education field including issues relating to today’s youth. Many of the featured films offer supplemental materials, such as curriculum, to take back and implement at your school or program. When available, the BOOST Film Festival strand also offers the opportunity for post-film discussion with the filmmakers or representatives from the film company.

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Wednesday, May 2nd

10:30am-12:15pm

american-dreamers posterAmerican Dreamers
“American DREAMers” tells the story behind the Campaign for an American DREAM (CAD), a group of six undocumented youth and an ally who risk their freedom when they publicly come out as undocumented and walk 3,000 miles to the nation's capital to organize for immigrant rights. These are college students, young professionals, activists, and community leaders. Follow their journey as they come out of the shadows, share their stories, empower communities, and put everything on the line to fight in what they believe is their civil rights movement. They are undocumented and unafraid. And some are UndocuQueer, too.
Moderator: TBD
Strand: Film Festival

Watch the trailer here 


Wednesday, May 2nd

2:45pm-4:45pm

listenListen
It Only Takes a Moment™ is an eye-opening community event that confronts the harsh realities that many youth face. Created by youth activist and award-winning filmmaker, Erahm Christopher, It Only Takes a Moment™ offers an exclusive screening of his debut feature film, LISTEN, followed by an honest conversation about this growing mental health crisis. Highlighting issues like cyber-bullying, racism, self-harm, violence, isolation, and suicide, It Only Takes a Moment™ elevates youth voices, offers solutions, and connects communities with the practical tools needed to help adolescents not feel alone in their pain. Presented completely free of charge for a limited time throughout the US and Canada, It Only Takes a Moment™ holds a mirror up to adults and asks, “Do you realize how serious this mental health crisis is? Will you miss another moment to prevent another tragedy?”
Moderators: Cindy McCann, Executive Director, Every Monday Matters, Inc., Burbank, CA; Erahm Christopher, Co-Founder, Listen, LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Strand: Film Festival

Watch the trailer here


Thursday, May 3rd

10:00am-12:00pm

I Am Jane Doe poster I Am Jane Doe
I Am Jane Doe is a gut-wrenching human story and fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America.  The voices of the mothers and children in the film has helped to usher in legislative change in both the House and Senate. Called “a gripping legal thriller” (Esquire); “a powerful call to action” (The Los Angeles Times); “viscerally emotional” (The Washington Post), I Am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school daughters, victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com, the classified advertising website that for years was part of the iconic Village Voice.  Reminiscent of Erin Brockovich and Karen Silkwood, these mothers have stood up on behalf of thousands of other mothers, fighting back and refusing to take no for an answer.
Moderator: Gabriela Delgado, Program Specialist, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA
Strand: Film Festival

Watch the trailer here


Thursday, May 3rd

1:15pm-2:30pm

TBD


Thursday, May 3rd

3:45pm-5:15pm

if-you-build-it film poster If You Build It
From the director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible. IF YOU BUILD IT offers a compelling and hopeful vision for a new kind of classroom in which students learn the tools to design their own futures.
Moderator: Matt D’Arrigo, Founder, A Reason to Survive (ARTS), National City, CA and Director, Clare Rose Foundation, San Diego, CA
Strand: Film Festival 

Watch the trailer here


 Friday, May 4th

9:15am-11:15am 

What-the-Health film poster What the Health
What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it.
Moderator: Daniel W. Hatcher, MPH, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Washington, DC 
Strand: Film Festival 

Watch the trailer here

 

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