This 12 months’s Virginia Movie Competition guarantees to focus on, as common, a shocking number of cinematic accomplishments overlaying an array of themes and views.
In the case of providing tales that present what it means to stay with well being disparities, these do not disappoint.
Dani Izzie, a Virginia resident, grew to become one of many first quadriplegics to present delivery to twins in 2020. Her story compels us to think about how the problem of being a girls with disabilities can impression households.
We’re all conversant in the headlines that accompany the opioid disaster. However this movie takes us deeper, telling the story of a household struggling below the load of drug dependancy in an genuine, stereotype-reversing approach.
Satan Put the Coal within the Floor
Public well being issues present us a posh however important reality: Our particular person expertise of well being and wellness interconnects to bigger cultural, company, and political contexts. This movies uncovers these connections as a part of the financial, environmental, and social impression of coal mining in Appalachia.
See Satan Put the Coal within the Floor
This movie profiles Clarissa Doutherd, a single Black mom and activist dwelling in Oakland, California. After changing into unhoused together with her toddler son, Clarissa begins to champion childcare and preschool as a human proper. We see in her expertise a private well being disaster, proven as an element of sexism, racism, and poverty, with broad ramifications.
Not health-related, however of native curiosity: The Lives Between the Strains. This intimate, highly effective movie paperwork the inspiration for and development of the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers on the College of Virginia.