8th Annual USC School of Social Work Film Festival
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 : 7:00pm
University Park Campus
Taper Hall of Humanities
The 8th Annual USC School of Social Work Film Festival will showcase students' short documentaries made for the Media in Social Work class. This year's theme is Projecting Justice.
1. Buen Provecho: An Elizabeth Huesca, Jason Lipeles and Monica Ramirez Film. A documentary about "food swamps" in our marginalized communities and the bold proclamation that heathy food is a right and not a privilege.
2. Tethered: A Cassandra Ahn and Wendall Schiffman Film. A documentary that explores alienation and loss of relatedness amid the rise of Facebook and other social media sites.
3. Limitless: A Tish Lara, Jackeline Munoz, and Leya Worcester Film. A documentary that allows us to enter the world of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the out-of-the box interventions such as filmmaking that allow youth with ASD to explore new talents and gifts.
4. Give Us Back Our Children: An Erika Mastrobuono, Daniella Sanders and Daniel Mejia Film. A documentary that analyzes the child welfare system through the eyes of a community support group that fights the narrative that "poverty is abuse."
5. FIT: A Lauren Ochsner, Cristina Herrera and Lener Jimenez Film. A documentary that follows the world of one young boy in the juvenile justice system and the decision of whether he should be tried as a juvenile or an adult.
6. USC Master Plan: A Danny Hernandez, Denise Rizo and Sara Sgarlata Film. A documentary about local community advocates voicing and strategizing their concerns about the proposed USC master plan.
7. The Apology: A Krystyl Wright, Vimmi Jaggi and Catrice Lawson Film. A documentary that follows women survivors of sexual abuse and their journey to personal healing.
The Media in Social Work course attempts to empower students to make a difference in their communities through the use of the short documentary format and project justice issues impacting our communities to larger audiences. Adhering to the belief that the best films are made in close collaboration with other creative people, students work in small groups to produce, direct and edit short documentaries and develop an outreach plan for larger distribution.