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Envision Health: Film & New Media Series

CHMP’s ENVISION HEALTH: FILM & NEW MEDIA SERIES links filmmaking to social change by leveraging the power of media to engage a diverse group of people and communities in NYC in crucial conversations that can advance the health of the public and healthy public policies.

2011-2012 Screenings

THE APPLE PUSHERS – a film by Mary Mazzio. The event was organized by Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito (District 8) was present for a lively Q&A about food policy issues in New York City.


Nancy Schwartzman’s THE LINE, a film and media campaign to end sexual violence. Nancy presented the film and her amazing outreach campaign which includes community screenings, a successful blog, a strong presence on social media sites and the development of an app, called “Circle Of 6” that won the prestigious White House award “Apps Against Abuse.”  See photos from event here.


THE WAITING ROOM followed by a fascinating discussion about health reform and the role of media with the film’s director Pete Nicks and panelists Tonya Walker, MD, Sheena James, RN and Jamilah King journalist and editor at Colorlines. The Waiting Room is a film and storytelling project that documents America’s changing health care landscape through the eyes of patients and caregivers at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, CA. View our event photos HERE.


ALL OF US by Emily Abt at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College followed by a post-screening discussion with Dr. Mehret Mandefro and Chevelle Wilson (pictured on the left) – both featured in the documentary. Panelists Emily Abt, Juhie Bhatia and Valerie Leon. View our event PHOTOS here.



Made In India

MADE IN INDIA , a documentary by Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha was screened at ROOSEVELT HOUSE PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE at Hunter College. MADE IN INDIA is a fascinating film about surrogacy and reproductive tourism in India. After the screening we had a lively conversation with our panelists filmmakers Vaishali Sinha and Rebecca Haimowitz, Dr. Carole Vance, Professor of Public Health at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and Daisy Deomampo, a CUNY graduate student. Check out our FLICKR page for photos of the event.

Bevel Up: Drugs, Users, and Outreach Nursing

"Bevel Up: Drugs, Users, and Outreach Nursing"

“Bevel Up: Drugs, Users, and Outreach Nursing”


Bevel Up: Drugs, Users, and Outreach Nursing by filmmaker Nettie Wild with a post-discussion with Vancouver Street Nurses, Fiona Gold and Jaunita Maginley.

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