Screening Room

At We Rise 2019, we screened a series of short films of Student Voices, Mind Body and State of Mind. Those films are below.

Struggle in Paradise

documentary on exploding homelessness in LA (50 Minutes)

Struggle in Paradise is the gripping documentary about the skyrocketing number of homeless people living and dying on the streets of Los Angeles from filmmaker Stuart Perlman, Ph.D.

Heroin(e)

documentary about three women taking on the addiction epidemic in their state (40 Minutes)

Three women — a fire chief, a judge and a missionary — battle West Virginia’s opioid epidemic in this documentary, Heroin(e), by filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon.

Tribal Justice

documentary on Native judges using tradition to address the root causes of crime (1 Hour 27 Minutes)

Filmmaker Anne Makepeace’s documentary, Tribal Justice, follows two Native American judges as they reach back to traditional concepts of justice addressing the root causes of crime. These models of restorative justice are working and mainstream courts are taking notice.

Recovery Boys

documentary on non-traditional addiction recovery (40 Minutes)

Recovery Boys is a 40-minute documentary on four men from a region ravaged by opioid abuse trying to reinvent their lives and mend their broken relationships after years of drug abuse at a farm-based rehab.

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405

documentary about an artist living and working with depression and anxiety (40 Minutes)

A documentary directed by Frank Stiefel, Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405, is about a brilliant but tortured 56-year-old artist channels her depression and anxiety into her work.

VICE’s Premier Episode “Raised in the System” (50 Minutes)

Actor/activist Michael Kenneth Williams embarks on a personal journey to expose the root of the American mass incarceration crisis: the juvenile justice system.

Iceman & Volunteers of America ” (15 Minutes)

“Iceman” is one Marine’s journey transitioning from military to civilian life followed by a Volunteers of America short film on moral injury and veterans.

Iceman & Volunteers of America ” (15 Minutes)

“Iceman” is one Marine’s journey transitioning from military to civilian life followed by a Volunteers of America short film on moral injury and veterans.