If you enjoy both entertainment and civic engagement, you’ll do well to stop by Latino Health Access Wednesday evening for the SOMOSLHA Documentary Film Festival.

The featured documentaries were produced by Santa Ana residents who have been trained in recent weeks by New York-based documentarian Andrew Ellis.

“Each documentary tells a story about an issue that our community faces through the eyes of adults and youth from Santa Ana,” said Nancy Mejia, LHA’s Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities program coordinator.

After the screenings will be a panel discussion on the students’ experiences and the importance of documenting the stories of the Santa Ana community, Mejia said.

The event will run from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday in the LHA Community Room at 450 W. Fourth St. in Santa Ana. The films will be family friendly. Click here to see a preview of the films being presented.

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