POINTS NORTH IMPACT
We believe that documentary is a powerful tool for bringing communities together, sparking dialogue and building movements for social change. Launched in 2013, Points North Impact is a series of programs that put these beliefs into action, bringing together filmmakers and Maine-based nonprofit leaders focused on a common issue to develop strategies for using nonfiction film and media as a tool for organizing and public engagement.
At the 2017 Camden International Film Festival, we’ll highlight two critical issues that are being faced by communities and families across Maine: the opioid epidemic and paid family leave. Screenings of Elaine Sheldon’s HEROIN(E) and Ky Dickens’ ZERO WEEKS will be accompanied by extended panel discussions with special guests, helping inspire a public dialogue that we’ll carry across the state in a series of community screenings organized with local and national partners.
Points North Impact is a collaboration with Working Films: