OASIS: A film about a community-based clinic treating current and former drug users for hepatitis C

 
 
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View the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/135531450

About the film:

OASIS takes viewers inside a struggling community-based clinic that specializes in treating current and former intravenous drug users for Hepatitis C. This film shows the resilience of O.A.S.I.S. patients and its staff that's become known for its dedication to treating this population without judgment or stigma.

About OASIS Clinic:

The primary mission of O.A.S.I.S. is to provide high quality medical care, develop successful models of clinical intervention, and develop and provide educational materials for the medically marginalized. The clinic serves a multi-ethnic community, approximately one-third of whom are medically uninsured or underinsured and over half of whom have substance abuse histories—including alcohol abuse—of greater than 20 years duration. The clinic’s treatment services are available to all persons, regardless of how they contracted hepatitis C.

For more information, please visit http://www.oasiscliniconline.org/

 

FILMMAKERS:

Niema Jordan is a freelance writer and editor from Oakland, Calif. Inspired by her love of storytelling and magazines, she attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. In 2008, Jordan graduated with a bachelor’s in Magazine Journalism and African-American Studies. Her work has appeared in various publications including ESSENCE, Ebony, Shareable and Oakland Local. Jordan is the executive editor of 38th Notes, an online destination for arts and culture coverage in the Bay Area. Niema Jordan will receive a Master of Journalism (Documentary Film) and Master of Public Health (Health and Social Behavior) from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016.

 

Sara Lafleur-Vetter is a Photojournalist, Videographer, and Radio Producer with a knack for telling stories of the underdog and the underbelly of society. She holds an interdisciplinary degree in Anthropology and Russian from Reed College. Lafleur began her journalism career in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she documented local NGOs including an organization for the homeless, a kid circus, and an institution for the disabled. Afterwards, she lived in Luxor, Egypt documenting ancient temple blocks for the American Research Center in Egypt. She recently was awarded her Masters in Journalism at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she also won a 2015 Dorothea Lange Fellowship.