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It Takes the Hood to Save the Hood

Directed by Harvey Magsaysay Lozada

Cast: Aureen Almario, Carla Laurel, Everette "Boogie" Butler, Rudy Corpuz, Elisa "Eli" Benedicto, Gabby Moraleda

This project explores UNITED PLAYAZ’s role in developing a coalition with community-based organizations in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMA) neighborhood and providing mutual aid to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. See first hand how local s/heros continue to adapt and respond to the community’s needs while processing how the pandemic has personally affected them.

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People Power

What does it take to move two people? What about two hundred? These are stories of communities coming together to stand for their values even when official structures have abandoned them. From villages in Myanmar to burial grounds in Hawaii to San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood, these inspiring films remind us that it takes a village.