BreakThroughs: The Tulane Public Health & Social Justice Film Festival
3rd April 2020
From the festival’s official website:
BreakThroughs: The Tulane Public Health and Social Justice Film Festival explores issues at the intersection of these two topics. Issues like gun violence, reproductive health and rights, racial health disparities, mental health, infectious diseases, and more. The festival will showcase differing points of view and diverse voices.
BreakThroughs is a juried film festival. Submissions opened in September and attracted more than 100 submissions from all over the world from both student and experienced filmmakers alike. Categories included documentary shorts, documentary features, narrative shorts, narrative features, and animated or children’s shorts.
Film selections will be announced soon. We anticipate one film block on Friday evening, three film blocks on Saturday, and three on Sunday, plus a closing awards presentation. We look forward to highlighting issues and topics using not only film but also panel discussions and networking opportunities.
The films will be shown in the Diboll Auditorium of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, in downtown New Orleans at 1440 Canal Street. During the festival, in the adjacent Diboll Gallery, visitors will have the unique opportunity to view “The American Dream Denied,” a moving gallery exhibition organized by the Critical Visualization and Media Lab at Tulane University. The exhibition explores the plight of the New Orleans residents of Gordon Plaza and their efforts to relocate.
This is the second annual film festival at Tulane SPHTM, and we believe strongly in the power of film to motivate and effect change.