TOGETHER WE RISE
Director: Josh Burnstein, Georgia Koch
Run Time: 30 mins
Collection: HORIZON FOUNDATION MENTAL HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL
Date/Time: THU JUN 25 6:00PM
Ticket Options: FREE
Short, Documentary, Horizon Mental Health, Advisory: Language, Sexual Content
Description: TOGETHER, WE RISE is a documentary short where students explore a provocative art event where they speak frankly about struggles with mental health. WE RISE is an immersive experience using art, performances and workshops to engage teens and young adults around mental health and many related social issues. This exuberant documentary is about the evolution of a youth-driven movement to fix a broken system.
Director Biography: TOGETHER, WE RISE director Josh Burstein is passionate about smart, impactful documentaries. His current project is director and host of LAST GLIMPSE (Amazon Prime), a travel show celebrating at-risk cultures in a positive, empowering light. He served in the Obama Administration and reelection campaign, focused on creative messaging strategy. In 2018, Josh led digital communications for MARCH FOR OUR LIVES and the creative launch of Michelle Obama’s latest initiative WHEN WE ALL VOTE.
About Horizon Foundation Mental Health Film Festival
The Horizon Foundation’s Mental Health Film Festival is an event to build awareness and compassion for members of our community facing mental health challenges. The Foundation has hosted three film festivals drawing hundreds of people to watch films, discuss and reflect. Past events have featured documentaries highlighting issues such as U.S. veterans recovering from PTSD, youth anxiety, teen suicide and postpartum depression.
“Mental health challenges are not just a personal struggle; they are a larger public health concern,” said Horizon Foundation Senior Program Officer Tiffany Callender. “We are here because mental health shouldn’t be a hidden conversation in our community.”