Dec. 1, 2022

Health In Focus Film Festival

December 1 - December 3, 2022
Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering
610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

The mission of the Health in Focus Film Festival is to improve the health of populations by pairing compelling visual stories with thoughtful discussion. The schedule consists of three invited, feature-length films, a panel discussion, and three blocks of short films. Awards will be granted to the best short film, as selected by a jury, as well as an audience favorite and a young filmmaker.


Thursday, December 1
5:00pm – Feature: Voices of Reentry
7:00pm – Feature: The Reciprocity Project
Friday, December 2
10:00am – Shorts Block: The World As It Is
2:00pm – Shorts Block: Inequities
6:00pm – Feature: Hazing
Saturday, December 3
10:00am – Shorts Block: Looking Ahead
2:00pm – Panel: Storytelling to Advance the Health of Populations
4:00pm – Awards Ceremony


Themed Short Film Blocks:

        The World As It Is:       
Conditions that keep populations from being healthy and those that are characteristic of unhealthy populations. Examples: hate, incarceration, suicide, substance use, climate change, reproductive justice, and firearm violence.

Friday, December 2, 2022 at 10 am

A focus on marginalized populations. Examples: economic, gender, race, LGBTQIA+, transgender, immigrants, and refugees.

Friday, December 2, 2022 at 2 pm

   Looking ahead:
 Aspirations for the future of health. Examples: aging, activism, urban health, prevention, innovation, media, social movements, nurturing empathy.

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 10 am

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These events are free for current Boston University students, faculty, and staff. Please use code “BUCOMMUNITY22” and your BU email when registering.


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