Stories and Media
(S)HE Stories Documentaries
In 2021, we engaged in documentary filmmaking to showcase women’s stories of strategizing, succeeding and navigating health and social life after jail. Relationships with the women spanned eight years with the research team. Community agencies featured are utilized by the women in this project and in Kansas City. The films were directed by Matty Arnold, cinematography by Diego Torroija, produced by Megha Ramaswamy, the University of Kansas Sexual Health Empowerment (S)HE Team, with funding from the National Institutes of Health. Films were written and edited by students in the KU Master of Public Health Program.
Student filmmaker, Andrea McMillian, screened her short film, We Deserve Better at the Public Health Association 150th Annual Conference, in November 2022.
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