"Meet the Filmmakers" - LIVE online session
Wednesday, June 24, 5:30 pm EST
Moderated by Brigitte Gauthier
SRFF Jury Member, Professor at Evry-Paris Saclay University in France in Theater, Film & Television & documentary filmmaker.
The films in this program stream online for 48 hours from June 23, 5:00 PM to June 25, 5:00 PM
Short Film Block 3
Medicine and Healthcare
Nurse Helen Fairchild| Eliciana Nascimento | USA, Belgium, France | 11' | 2019
Bravery, compassion and the will to save lives motivated the young Nurse Helen Fairchild to leave home in Pennsylvania and embark on a journey to Europe, as a surgical nurse in WW I.
Very Rare | Megan Hattie Stahl | USA | 10:17' | 2019
Very Rare is a documentary short about what happens when the side effects of medications meant to cure us instead take over our lives.
Gifts of Life: Profiles in Courage From the Transplant Community | USA |Michael David Drucker | 12:59' | 2019
Three young organ transplant recipients who each received the gift of life recount their courageous struggles and the incredible gratitude they have for their donors.
Birth Wars | New York Premiere
Janet Jarman | Mexico | 2019 | 73'
Told through deeply personal stories in the trenches of the healthcare sector, “Birth Wars” chronicles a power struggle between doctors and midwives in Mexico about whose vision of childbirth should prevail. Taking viewers on a journey into the two worlds driven by prejudices and antagonism, the journeys of Rafaela, a newly graduated professional midwife in Guerrero, and Guadalupe, a traditional midwife in Chiapas, are juxtaposed to explore how building bridges between these worlds could help save lives. TRAILER