This year’s festival is themed “TrapMedicine: Healing Through Cinema” and will focus on breaking the stigma of mental health in the Black and Brown Diaspora.
Friday, July 7th from 6-9pm at The New Parkway Theater (474 24th St, Oakland, CA 94612).
Organized by United Roots and Trap Medicine, and sponsored by the Akonadi Foundation,
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This program will screen some of the most innovative short films created this year in Oakland, and host a panel to honor youth entrepreneurs and filmmakers of color from United Roots and Youth Impact Hub Oakland.
This year’s program will feature the headlining film, “Outside of the House”, a documentary made by Darnell Walker, which focuses on the stigma of discussing mental health in the Black community. Also, featured this year will be “A Mi Matria”, a documentary about the psychological impact behind the unconstitutional deportation of a 90 year-old woman now living in Tijuana named Leonor Flores. Created by Rafael Flores of the Green Eyed Media and The Hidden Gem Creative Studios, this film was recently featured as part of the Cannes International Film Festival in France.
Films to be also screened include: “Pixan: The Ghost of Gongora”, a short film investigating the 2016 Luis Góngora Pat Murder Case in San Francisco, and several other films produced by students in the Career Pathways Video Program at United Roots.
A Q&A panel with the filmmakers and mental health experts will immediately follow the screening.
- Please join us for some great films and discussions during the July First Friday Arts Festival, only at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland, CA.
- 1st come, 1st serve. It is a Free Event, and we have limited capacity, so make sure to get there early.