Outstanding, Thought provoking. True
I am so proud to see black men leading this movement. The passion they have for making our community better and the compassion they show children comes through in this video. I’m inspired to always offer encouragement to children that they can achieve more. Very nicely done!
As a black man who aspires to enter the field of medicine precisely for the reasons mentioned in the movie, it really hit home. Although I did not see a black doctor until 15, I knew I wanted to be a doctor after seeing my family suffer from a lack of medical education and guidance. These chronic illnesses constantly rear their ugly head at the black community again and again, and this challenge is only matched by the attempt to remedy the extensive betrayal that Black Americans have faced at the hands of the American medical system of which the chronic illnesses are a direct result. Historical inequities plague our system and account for much of our hospital visits, when we do go. The quality of care varies as our people are often removed and confused by the process, due to the lack of understanding between patient and the physician. This can only be fixed by having more members of our community who understand not only our experience, but our subtle cues, body language, and AAVE so we can truly enter our communities and break down the barriers which have held us in shackles for so long. So to the filmmakers I say well done, and to the Doctors I say thank you so much! You are doing an amazing work and I can’t wait until I join you all in about 10 years haha!
I have been following this movement for almost a year and love the education and the push to inform young black men to inspire to become doctors and work in the medical field. This film has enlightened me to continue to support the BMWC and educate my own family. It makes a different when someone that looks like you are making decisions that will benefit you.
I loved watching this film! I had the opportunity to watch this film because of my school program as an AHEC scholar. I can see how important it is to support, mentor, and help build up the next generation of black male doctors in America. I hope to play a part in my own community to reach out to youth, especially young black youth, to dream big and pursue their academic goals.