Private Project

We Are In This

In Chattanooga, Tennessee and the surrounding Tennessee Valley, six families from different backgrounds struggle to create a healthy future for their children. They face obesity, asthma, infant mortality, behavioral and mental health, school readiness, and the complications of chronic toxic stress. Relentlessly trying to meet barrier after barrier, success still seems unachievable.
WE ARE IN THIS chronicles these six families with different socio-economic backgrounds, racial identities, and family structures, all connected by the same fight to give their children basic healthcare. Reaching out for help, no one provides the support they need.
Meet each family and discover the local community leaders attempting to reinvent a failing system. Advocating for meaningful change at the community and structural level, these innovators challenge us to define community by opportunities rather than circumstances. Every child has the right to health.

  • Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley
  • Lift1428
  • Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley
  • Anthony Frederick, Directory of Photography
  • David Fogle, Sound Editing
  • Brian Shakley, Film Editing
  • Matthew Bradley, Anthropologist
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Anthropology, Ethnography
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 11, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - 4k and HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1920 x 1080
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition for the Tennessee Valley