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Documentary Film Series

The Berkeley Documentary Film Series is organized by volunteers at the Hillside Club to provide a space in the City of Berkeley to see films and curate an informative, poignant, and sometimes challenging experience for the audience. Films are generally shown once per month from September to May.

Film Equipment

The Power to Heal
Thursday, April 18th, 2024 at 7pm

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Berkeley Documentary Film Series at the Hillside Club presents The Power to Heal, a stirring 56-minute exploration of how grass-roots volunteers, movement leaders, and the federal government used the advent of Medicare to desegregate hospitals in the U.S. This remains an inspiring example of how motivated citizens and adept political leaders can successfully tackle issues of serious social injustice.


After the screening, the film's producer, Barbara Berney, and a physician familiar with the issues the film brings to light will engage with the audience.

Tickets are on sale now, $15 General Admission and $10 for Hillside Club Members

Past Screenings

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