When kids start behind, they stay behind. READy or Not?, tells the story of our earliest learners, and show us why our future depends on their literacy and success in school. Over 50% of children who live in poverty will not be kindergarten ready. As we intimately spend time with several preschoolers and their families, we hear from top education experts who address the connection of early literacy to social justice outcomes, and we see advocates implementing solutions that could save our next generation.
A documentary short that shares the story of community health workers in rural Alabama. African American communities in the United States experience higher rates of disease and death when compared to other ethnic groups. In Eutaw AL, poverty, few medical resources, and low education levels contribute to cancer health disparities. Additionally, internalized fear and shame around cancer has compounded the issue. In response, a group of women have joined together to help close the racial disparities gap by providing access to life saving cancer screenings.
However Long is an intimate portrait of women living with metastatic (stage four) breast cancer, and the unique support group that connects them all. As these women process challenging questions about living with an incurable disease, themes like resiliency, hope, and ferocious honesty emerge. However Long addresses the question that all human beings need to ask themselves: how do you want to live the rest of your life?