Works-In-Progress: THE SHAKE-UP

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Date and Time

Wed, Oct 24
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Free, but limited to MAKE level members and above.


Austin Public
1143 Northwestern Ave, Austin, TX 78702

Documentary Feature

Mental healthcare patients and providers in New Mexico struggle to find a path forward after the state government makes false accusations of Medicaid fraud that result in widespread closures of clinics and the disruption of life-saving services for thousands. The film explores both the scandal and its impact upon vulnerable families.

Directed by Benjamin Altenberg

Ben is a documentary filmmaker based in Austin, TX. He recently served as senior associate producer on the award-winning documentary The 44th President: In His Own Words, a film featuring interviews with President Obama and his cabinet. He is driven by a passion for social action through storytelling and a dedication to civil rights.

AFS’s Works-In-Progress series provides the growing, diverse and vibrant filmmaking community of Austin peer-level critiques of rough or fine cuts of their work. Screenings are free but exclusive to AFS MAKE members and above and are followed by moderated audience feedback sessions. Do you have a film you want to submit for Works-In-Progress consideration? Make level members and above can apply here? Not an AFS MAKE member? Register your membership here

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