AB Film Festival

two LMU students smiling with a group of four happy children at their trip location

Alternative Breaks Participants are asked to produce a 10-15 minute documentary about their AB trip to be screened during Center for Service & Action's Solidarity Action Week in April. These documentaries raise awareness about worldwide issues and tie it to our community in Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount University while promoting our AB Program and cultivating active participants.

Watch the Films

Watch the student-produced documentaries from our past film festivals:

AB Film Festival 2019

- "These issues are closer to home than we think..." AB Participant

- "I just loved getting to talk with current inmates. Their faces are ingrained in my memories and I am thankful for that. It has definitely changed my perspective on life in general.” AB Participant

- "Simplicity is possible in your life and minimizing waste and destruction begins with each and every one of us. This experience has changed my perspective on social justice not only by bringing awareness to the various ways in which social justice issues are interconnected but also by learning about the various ways in which we can start positively influencing the situation." - AB Participant 

- "Community organizing and development are amazing ways to create change; local movements will drive larger ones... change cannot happen overnight or by one person, but with enough work, it is definitely possible." AB Participant

- "My perspective changed a lot. I really realized the value of solidarity in order to make a change. I was also so unaware of so many outside forces that can cause so much trauma on a community... [This experience] has really made me more passionate about educating myself and others on political influences we could have on other countries.” AB Participant

AB Film Festival 2018

AB Film Festival 2017

AB Film Festival 2016

FilmFilmmakers
Refugee Rights & Women's Empowerment Claire Andreae and Sophie Nelson
Redefining Cuba Ana Patino and Abigail Sauers
If These Walls Could Talk Torrey Veloz and Madeline Gamero
Permaculture & Sustainability Mackenzie Bale
Solidarity in Health Nadine Del Rosario and Larry Palato
Otro mundo es posible Sierra Hegle
Como el papel Lydia Lopez Wolfe
Radical Love in Action Cristina Garcia
The World is Not Going to Change Unless We Change Ourselves Kendall Milton
Food Justice Brittany Green

AB Film Festival 2015

FilmFilmmakers
Peace & Progress - Peace & Conflict Caitlin Bostwick
Preserving the Culture - AB Guatemala Annie Strugatsk
Demystifying Public Health Lashayra Nolen
Community Building: Cape Town, South Africa Matthew La
The Human Migration Taylor Litonjua
Food Justice & Agriculture - Haiti Eileen Choe and Tabatha Laanui
Joint Outraged - Prison System Failing America Ocean Huayang

AB Film Festival 2014

FilmFilmmakers
India Thomas Ireton
Protecting the Spectrum: The Fight for LGBTQ Empowerment - Mexico City, Mexico Alina Garcia Taormina and Sierra Hegle
Cyclical Injustices: Education and Poverty - Atlanta, Georgia Elise Belcher
Turning Walls Into Bridges - East LA/Tucson Antonio DeLoera
One Small Step for Guatemala Claire Andreae and Nadia Pandolfo
LMU Alternative Break Trip - Haiti 2014 Ann Conner and Neil Hilken
Viva Nicaragua: Exploring the Public Health System Veronica Pacheco and Emily Simso
AB Peru 2014 Brielle Cruz-Vega, Cristina Garcia, and Hunter Koon
Mitakuye Oyasin, "We Are All Related" - Pine Ridge, South Dakota Jamie Higa and Cristina Orozc