INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER LAUNCHES INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN TO RAISE FUNDS FOR COMPLETION OF DOCUMENTARY ABOUT STREET MEDICINE
Jacqueline Lincoln Nevarez, filmmaker and social psychology major, launches Indiegogo campaign for Street Medicine (Working Title), the first film to chronicle the Street Medicine movement on a national level.
SANTA BARBARA, CA (WEB) August 18, 2014 – Independent filmmaker Jacqueline Lincoln Nevarez is looking to crowdsourcing to finish production of Street Medicine (Working Title), a film about the challenges and victories that practitioners of Street Medicine, collaborative organizations, and people who are homeless/the working poor face in navigating the current climate of the healthcare system, with emphasis on the additional challenges that people in non-dominant groups face, such as people of color, women, and people with disabilities face, to name a few. SLC, UT; Pittsburgh, PA; Boston, MA; and Santa Barbara, CA are the cities being focused on in the documentary.
Street Medicine (Working Title) seeks to do something unique in the world of documentary film: Work with participants who are homeless in order to help them have a say in how shared information about their lives is told, to the best of the filmmaker’s ability. Frequently documentaries about homelessness treat the subjects as pawns to drive the agenda of the filmmaker, with no consideration for privacy, safety, or autonomy. This project strives to be collaboration between the filmmakers, people who are homeless, and Street Medicine
practitioners, prioritizing the ethical representations of participants above all else. Regarding the project, Nevarez says, “We are highlighting the compelling realities that practitioners and homeless people face on a daily basis, with the understanding that being homeless can happen to anyone.” The campaign ends Monday September 15 at 11:59PM PT. To support the campaign, readers can visit the Indiegogo here:
About Jacqueline Lincoln Nevarez: Nevarez is an independent filmmaker who believes in stepping up the ethical considerations in documentary filmmaking and social justice advocacy through the arts. Nevarez is the Director and Editor of Street Medicine (Working Title), andgraduated from the Film/Commercial/Music Video program at MI in Hollywood, CA in 2007. Nevarez has worked on many productions, and in addition to film, also studies social psychology and has two years experience as a Behavioral Therapist.