The first annual Public Health Film Festival of New Orleans - also known as F-NO - was truly a collaborative effort, and we would like to thank and acknowledge the dream team that put this together- Dr. MarkAlain Dery, Dr. Thomas LaVeist, David Roston, Graham Patterson, Dee Boling, Tara Brown, Julie Holman, and Arachu Castro. In only 4 month, this team was able to produce a weekend filled with powerful films and engaging panels.

Thank you to the filmmakers for storytelling about such important topics. Thank you to the panelists for sharing their wisdom and encouraging activism. Thank you to the moderators for leading these profound discussions. Thank you to all of our interns and volunteers. And thank you to all of the festival attendees and supporters.

  • Special acknowledgments for funding came from:

    • Tulane School of Liberal Arts

    • Tulane Freeman School of Business

    • Tulane School of Medicine

    • Tulane School of Science and Engineering

    • Tulane School of Professional Advancement

    • Fidelity Bank

  • We greatly appreciate the food provided by LaPhet

  • Management at the Contemporary Arts Center

  • 73 Distilling 

  • All of the tablers

    • Planned Parenthood

    • New Orleans Musicians Clinic

    • Check It NOLA

    • Access Health LA

    • 102.3 FM WHIV

    • TUPD

The learning moments from the festival shouldn't stop here. If you have an interest in the health of the New Orleans community or the health of subpopulations, these films and those who served on the panels are valuable resources. If you want to be a part of the conversation, please email