Welcome to our new Loudspeaker Films email update! While the TEACHED Film Series is still going strong, we've launched into other projects as well, including our first international film. Our mission remains the same: documenting and exploring issues of race, equality and justice on screen and keeping voices that need to be heard on the loudspeaker. Thank you for being a part of this journey. - Kelly Amis, Founder & President
It was a beautiful day as the Oakland Athletics celebrated students and the Oakland Promise , a multi-faceted education initiative we are documenting thanks to support from The Moriah Fund, the International Documentary Association and Oakland-based Saybrook University .

Our short video about the Oakland Promise played on the jumbotron (!) while students and families enjoyed free tickets to the game.

The Oakland Promise is a citywide endeavor launched by Mayor Libby Schaaf (right) to vastly increase the number of students earning college degrees. We think the effort could provide important learning for all U.S. cities.

But to document the initiative over time and through many perspectives, we need your support. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our Oakland Promise Documentary Project today.
This summer, Loudspeaker Films traveled to rural Haiti to film the work of an incredible hospital that is saving lives and creating a "domino effect" of positive economic impact in an area far from the capital of Port-au-Prince.

Thanks to support from UCSF Medical Center and GoPro cameras, we were able to capture the everyday miracles happening at St. Boniface Hospital with only a tiny crew of two. Read more about our first international film adventure on the GoPro website .
It's been seven years since the very first TEACHED film premiered at the Napa Valley Film Festival . We've come a long way since then.

This year, Producer & Director Kelly Amis was honored to participate as a moderator and panelist at this amazing event (another shout out to Saybrook University for the sponsorship).

Kelly got to interview former NFL-star-turned-movie-star Nnamdi Osumugha (pictured at right with Kelly and festival founders Brenda and Marc Lhormer ), who stars in the must-see movie Crown Heights . Kelly also joined a panel after the documentary LA92 , which revisits in detail the events leading up to the L.A. Riots. Both movies are highly recommended.
Thousands of schools, colleges, universities and public libraries now use Kanopy.com to provide FREE access to great film content. Please tell the educators, students and library fans you know to check out all five TEACHED short films on Kanopy .