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Our 2023 film is now available!
November 19, 2023

“Special Feature on Health and Climate Change,” a new film from Healthy NewsWorks student journalists, is now available for your viewing!

The student-reported film, broken into two 10-minute segments, features interviews with therapists, scientists, and a park ranger, and are focused on the impact of climate change on our physical and mental health. Students also produced illustrations, photographs, and even an animated segment focused on eco-anxiety.

“We were excited that our reporters were able learn about environmental issues and share ways individuals can make a positive impact,” said Marian Uhlman, Healthy NewsWorks’ executive director.

The film was completed under the direction of filmmaker Rodney Whittenberg, who partnered with Healthy NewsWorks on the project.

Part of the morning news show–style production was filmed live at Healthy NewsWorks’ 2023 Spring Celebration, and includes interviews, news briefs, and special guests. “The only thing we didn’t do was the weather,” Rodney jokes.

Check out the promo of the full film above.

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Since 2003, Healthy NewsWorks has been empowering elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.