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Addressing Health Disparities at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival

For 2021, the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival is celebrating ten years of black film, life, and culture. The festival started as a platform for independent filmmakers and emerging artists to show their work. This year, the festival starts September 8, commencing a week of virtual screenings, drive-in screenings, and in-person theater screenings through September 17.

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This year, AARP Ohio virtually presents the 2021 film, Fight for Good. The documentary follows healthcare authorities and experts to uncover the health disparities shown during COVID-19 in the city of Buffalo, New York. The film, created by the Buffalo Documentary Project, captures the disproportionate struggles faced by communities of color in the city environment.

In addition, AARP Ohio will present a community conversation on health disparities within Cleveland and across the nation. The conversation will be led by LaTasha Jarrett, MD, and Jean Accius, PhD. Dr. Jarrett serves as Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Families and Children, which provides full circle care with a mission to stop poverty in Northeast Ohio. Jean Accius is a graduate of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s health reform program. He now serves as AARP’s Senior Vice President for Global Thought Leadership, leading a team to identify emerging international trends, create new ideas, and forge new alliances for the global population.

Join AARP for the AARP-sponsored screening and virtual community conversation on Tuesday, September 14 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Between August 1st and September 17th, AARP members and their guests can purchase discounted tickets and passes for the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival online using the code: GCUFF20.

  • $5 for an individual ticket
  • $75 for a 10 movie pass
  • $120 for a VIP pass

Purchase Your Tickets and Passes Here

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