MOSAIC Film Festival
The 3rd annual MOSAIC Film Festival addresses issues of poverty, homelessness, and disability through a variety of short films for adults and children.
February 27 - March 5
Film has long been a potent method by which people explore societal issues. One festival aims to both educate and entertain the audience.
The 3rd annual MOSAIC Film Festival will address issues of poverty, homelessness, and disability with a variety of short movies and documentaries for adults and children. The free festival is presented by Diversity Theatre, a program of the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources department.
Recycle is a film about a man who tends a garden for himself and other homeless Los Angeles residents. Thumbs Down to Pity is the first-person story of a teenager with cerebral palsy who rejects Hollywood’s representations of people with disabilities.
Two short documentaries by Batchelor Middle School students will also make their cinematic debut.
Giving The Community A Chance To Speak
Festival publicity coordinator Babita Upadhyay says this event is beneficial to Monroe County residents because it lends a voice to the diverse populations of our society. “We want people to be recognize and accept people other than themselves. We want people to learn about our similarities and differences.”
A variety of local agencies are partnering with the MOSAIC film festival. Representatives from the Shalom Community Center, Stepping Stones Incorporated, and Trinity Episcopal Church will be on hand to further discuss the issues addressed in the films.