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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Tuesday, October 27

10:30AM-12:15PM

Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
Moderator: Michael Jacobus, Executive Director, Reset Summer Camp, Inc., Orange, CA

Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help us all flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. This film follows Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional well-being. Ruston sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we as parents and schools empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience.
ULA, MLA, CB, DS, M, H, HE

Watch the trailer: https://www.screenagersmovie.com/nc-trailer

Screenagers Next Chapter film poster

2:45PM-4:45PM

Bias
Moderator: Dr. Vincent Pompei, Director, Youth Well-Being Project, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Bias challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut. Through exposing her own biases, award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser (CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, Running for Jim) highlights the nature of implicit bias, the grip it holds on our social and professional lives, and what it will take to induce change.

ULA, MLA, CB, DS, E, M, H, HE

Watch the trailer: https://www.tugg.com/titles/bias

Bias

Wednesday, October 28

10:00AM-12:00PM

Cracked Up: The Long Arm of Childhood Trauma
Moderator: Jessica Mitchell, Ph.D., Director of Data & Research, AMIkids, Inc., Tampa, FL

In Cracked Up we witness the effects adverse childhood experiences can have across a lifetime through the incredible story of actor, comedian, master impressionist, and Saturday Night Live veteran, Darrell Hammond. Behind the scenes, Darrell suffered from debilitating flashbacks, self-injury, addiction, and misdiagnosis, until the right doctor isolated the key to unlocking the memories his brain kept locked away for over 50 years. Cracked Up creates an inspiring balance between comedy and tragedy helping us understand the impact of toxic stress and childhood trauma in a new light, breaking down barriers of stigma and replacing shame with compassion and hope.
ULA, MLA, CB, DS, E, M, H, HE

Watch the trailer: https://www.tugg.com/titles/cracked-up

Cracked Up film poster

1:15PM-2:30PM 

Beauty of Their Dreams
Moderator: Bryn Drescher, Facilitator, EduCare, Van Nuys, CA

GIRLS + EDUCATION = increased economic growth, improved well-being of women, and extended life span. This one-hour Emmy award-winning documentary demonstrates how people of faith can positively impact the problem of educational gender disparity.
ULA, MLA, CB, DS, E, M, H, HE

Watch the trailer: https://www.tugg.com/titles/beauty-of-their-dreams

Beauty of Their Dreams film poster

3:45PM-5:15PM

Dawnland
Moderator: TBD

For most of the 20th Century, government agents systematically forced Native American children from their homes and placed them with white families. As recently as the 1970’s, one in four Native children nationwide were living in non-Native foster care, adoptive homes, or boarding schools. Many children experienced devastating emotional and physical harm by adults who mistreated them and tried to erase their cultural identity. Now, for the first time, they are being asked to share their stories.
ULA, MLA, CB, DS, E, M, H, HE

Watch the trailer: https://www.tugg.com/titles/dawnland

Dawnland film poster

Thursday, October 29

9:15AM-11:15AM 

Tre Maison Dasan
Moderator: Tasha Franklin Johnson, Ph.D., Senior Director, Character Development Learning Institute, Chicago, IL

Tre Maison Dasan is an intimate view of childhood through the eyes of three boys - Tre, Maison, and Dasan themselves - whose lives are complicated by having a parent in prison. Following their interweaving trajectories through boyhood, and directly through their perspectives, the film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age when a parent is behind bars.
ULA, MLA, CB, DS, E, M, H, HE

Watch the trailer: https://www.tugg.com/titles/tre-maison-dasan

Tre Maison Dasan film poster

Film Festival Contact

Do you have any questions or suggestions about the BOOST Film Festival?

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Melissa Perez, BOOST Leadership Team Lead
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