BIFF CARES 2019 highlights physicians, veterans and PTSD.

Sponsored by Beloit Health System, BIFF CARES 2019 present films that shed light on health issues, depicted in new independent films that are informative, compelling, inspiring and moving. This year the program consists of several amazing films that take us from the southwestern United States to battlefields abroad and to our own backyard.

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The Providers

Directed by Laura Green & Anna Moot-Levin
Documentary Feature
USA | 85 min | 2018

Sat Feb 23, 2019 – 5:00 pm | Bagels & More
Sun Mar 3, 2019 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande

The Providers posters | Laura Green & Anna Moot Levin, Directors

Laura Gree | The ProvidersLaura Green

Laura Green is a documentary director and editor based in San Francisco. She has directed, produced and edited five short documentaries, which played at numerous festivals, including Palm Springs Shortfest, Aspen Shortsfest, Sarasota Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, and Outfest.

She edited True Son (2014), a feature length documentary, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the new documentary web-series The F Word. Green is also an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University.

Anna Moot Levin | The ProvidersAnna Moot-Levin

Anna Moot-Levin is a documentary filmmaker and editor based in Brooklyn. She has directed, produced, shot and edited three short documentaries, Still in Motion(2011), Well-Fed (2012) and Track by Track (2013). Track by Track premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and is in distribution with Sproutflix.

She is also an associate producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary Inside Job (2010). Moot-Levin has an M.F.A. in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University and received her B.A. in film and sociology from Vassar College.

Harlem Vets Project

Directed by
Carson Menke, Nick Talan, Grant Hume, Nick Stange

Two Documentary Shorts
— Colorless
— My Friend Ingrid
USA | 70 min | 2018

Sat Mar 2, 2019 – 2:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sun Mar 3, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center

Harlem Vets Project


Carson Menke, DirectorCarson Menke:

Carson is a 19 year old student studying Finance with a minor in Entrepreneurship at University of Illinois at Chicago. He first got started in film and the Harlem veteran project where he spent his Junior and Senior High School creating two documentaries one being “Colorless”. Carson currently works at Gateway Community Bank as well as performing improv comedy in Chicago. He continues his interest in film by doing video and photoshoots along with running his YouTube channel.

Nick Talan | DirectorNick Talan:

Nick is a 20 year old film maker out of Machesney Park, IL. He first got his start in video production in high school while taking a Veteran Documentary and News Room simulator class.  He then went on to get his Media Specialist certificate from Rock Valley College while also attaining his Associate of Arts degree. He is currently working in the free lance realm in videography and photography.

Grant Hume | DirectorGrant Hume:

Grant is a 20 year old filmmaker out of Machesney Park, IL. He first got his start in video production in high school while taking a Veteran Documentary and News Room simulator class. He then went to work for SmythGrey Advertising as a Video Specialist.

Making of a Soldier - Nicolas StrangeNicholas Stange:

Nicholas is currently a teacher at Harlem High School in Machesney Park, IL. He is also one of the main school sponsors of the Harlem Veteran Project. The Harlem Veteran Project is dedicated to recording the oral history of America’s veterans. Over the past 8 years the project has recorded over 200 interviews and created over 150 short feature documentaries. “Making of a Soldier,” is the second feature length documentary produced by Nicholas Stange and the Harlem Veteran Project.

Light in the Darkness

Directed by Daniel Gartzke
Documentary Feature
USA | 84 min | 2018

Sun Feb 24, 2019 – 5:00 pm | Bagels & More
Thu Feb 28, 2019 – 5:30 pm | Domenico’s

Light in the Darkness Movie Poster | Daniel Gartzke, Director

Daniel Gartzke, DirectorDaniel Gartzke

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