March 24, 2023 ALL

JCU Sponsors “Nurse Unseen” Film at the Cleveland Film Festival!

Join The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) & The Nursing Program & Integrated Marketing and Communications are proud to return as a film sponsor at the 47th Cleveland International Film Festival from March 22nd to April 9th, 2022.

CSDI will provide tickets to any student/staff/faculty member wishing to attend. Register for tickets at this link:

Sunday, March 26, 2023, at 5:00 PM
Monday, March 27, 2023, at 11:50 AM
Virtual Streaming’s April 2nd-9th (anytime)

Film Synopsis: Learn the mostly untold history of Filipino American nurses, what led them to immigrate to the U.S., and how they risked their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic despite an increasing wave of anti-AAPI sentiment, in the latest from director Michele Josue (“Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine”—CIFF38). —M.G
When Covid-19 impacted America’s frontline healthcare workers, one demographic was hit especially hard: Filipino nurses. Nearly a third of all nurses who died during the pandemic were Filipino. For decades, Filipino nurses have been a staple of the U.S. healthcare system, and their hard work and dedication to patients have touched countless lives. Exploring the history of Filipino nurses in the United States, NURSE UNSEEN takes viewers through colonialism, immigration, and the lasting legacy of the Filipino community in the healthcare system. A heartfelt and illuminating documentary, NURSE UNSEEN shares these largely untold stories from generations of Filipino nurses. —G.S.

Contact CSDI at or 216.397.4185 if you have any questions.

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