Our Vision

Empowering Communities Through Film


We love films! Great filmmaking can entertain us, make us wonder, encourage us to question our beliefs and help us see beyond ourselves. By understanding the struggles and challenges of others we can create dialogue to help connect communities to our shared humanity.

Rise Documentary Films is committed to bringing amazing films and experts to our Boston area community. These timely, evocative films will be handpicked by the Rise team centering around environmental & social justice issues that effect our local and global communities.

Each screening will feature a panel of experts to present and discuss related issues.

The Founding Committee,

Kristen Atwood, Amy Beckwith, Linda Cabot, Molly Cramer, Lynda Macdonald, Seta Nersessian, Marcia Robinson, Irem Toner