Held in partnership with frank, a community of changemakers who gather each year in Gainesville, Florida and share a common goal of creating positive social impact through the use of strategic communications, Changeville is where artists and activists who believe in a better world meet.
Changeville (presented by UF’s frank gathering and WUFT Media) brings together artists and innovators from all over the world to collaborate. The festival features music, comedy, film, virtual reality and more!
A portion of Changeville’s proceeds will benefit WUFT.
If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.
The Global Connection is a documentary web series that brings the public specific, local environmental issues across the world that have broader, global implications. Episodes will be created from the minds of millennials traveling to unique locations to discover natural beauty, expose environmental issues, and use film as a platform to propose solutions and calls to action for both the local community and citizens of the world.
In this pilot episode, Little Island Big Fish, Sami Kattan journeys to the Isla Holbox, Mexico to witness the largest gathering of whale sharks on the planet. While uncovering the tourist industry the surrounds this magnificent creature, he also uncovers the impacts this industry leaves behind that not all visitors may realize
The Freedom To Marry is an intimate and epic documentary which goes behind-the-scenes to reveal the inner workings and key players of this historic civil rights struggle. The film follows Evan Wolfson, the man known as the architect of the movement, civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto, and their key colleagues as they wage their climactic battle before the United States Supreme Court, providing fresh perspective on the movement’s history along the way. This is a primer for social change and an inspirational tale of how people can actually make a difference.
A quirky social worker, Sh’mal Ellenberg, jokes about his chaotic work: helping mentally-ill drug addicts reclaim their lives in Gainesville, Florida. His clients are people like Kat, a hot-blooded women with insight into her mental illness, and Dale, a charismatic man with an unending drug addiction. Sh’mal relates to his clients and their life on the fringes of society and never loses his cool when they throw tantrums. Yet, when faced with the choice to reunite with his estranged, alcoholic, and sometimes-homeless son after a ten year disconnect, Sh’mal must come to terms with his own conflicting emotions about family, addiction and the struggle to fit into mainstream society.
The Thirteenth Amendment reads as follows: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Filmed in secrecy, 13th analyzes the US prison boom and the criminalization of African Americans by focusing on the issue of race in the United States criminal justice system.
*Locally produced short films
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