‘FIGHT FOR GOOD” Now Playing Online Here
OVER 500 VIEW ‘FIGHT FOR GOOD’ VIRTUAL PREMIERE

FIGHT FOR GOOD FILMAKERS: Mani Mehrvarz, Founding Director, BDP; Naila Ansari, Interviewer, BDP; Dr. Kenyani Davis, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, CHCB, Inc.; Dr. Shilpa Kapoor, DDS, MS, BDS, Dental Director, CHCB, Inc.; Dr. LaVonne Ansari, Chief Executive Officer, CHCB, Inc.; Maryam Muliaee, Art Director, BDP. Photo by Jacob Vogan

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“Fight For Good” opened to an outstanding virtual premiere as 507 online viewers accessed the Burchfield Penney Art Center Facebook page @BurchfieldPenney to view the documentary followed by a live panel discussion.


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The documentary was shown at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State College, on Thurs., April 22, 2021, and live streamed on Burchfield Penney’s Facebook page. This was the first event in over a year on the Burchfield Penny stage since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Produced by The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc, Inc. (CHCB, Inc.), in collaboration with the Buffalo Documentary Project (BDP), the 22-minute film documents CHCB, Inc.’s efforts as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) to provide continuous care to underserved patients of color in the face of inequity and systemic racism during the COVID-19 pandemic. The documentary also explores the impact of FQHCs and doctors in the “Fight”; the leadership role of women of color; and the challenges presented by healthcare disparities.

“We are extremely grateful to the Burchfield Penney Art Center for hosting our premiere, and to all the community members who have supported and viewed ‘Fight For Good’ either in-person or online,” said Dr. LaVonne Ansari, Chief Executive Officer, CHCB, Inc. “We hope our message of the vital importance of inclusive healthcare for all, especially in these most challenging times, resonates with those that view the film, and that ultimately, the film inspires them to join the fight for true healthcare connectivity and equality.”


Photo by Jacob Vogan

The “Fight For Good’ premiere event began with a video greeting from Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, Majority Leader, New York State Assembly, followed by a screening of the documentary.


Photo by Jacob Vogan

Naila Ansari

Dr. Kapoor

Photos by Don Patterson

Dr. Ansari

Dr. Davis


Karla Thomas


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A panel discussion culminated the program with participants including Dr. LaVonne Ansari; Dr. Kenyani Davis, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, CHCB, Inc.; Dr. Shilpa Kapoor, DDS, MS, BDS, Dental Director, CHCB, Inc.; Mani Mehrvarz, Founding Director, BDP; Maryam Muliaee, Art Director, BDP; and Naila Ansari, Interviewer, BDP. The discussion was moderated by Karla Thomas, Director of Marketing, CHCB, Inc.

Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino and wife Diana with Dr. Ansari.

Univera’s Broderick Cason with Dr. Davis and Dr. Ansari.

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Community members in attendance included Broderick Cason, Univera Health; CHCB, Inc. Board Members Kathleen Duke-Purdue and Rev. Raymond Allen; Mary Janotta, WGRZ Channel 2; Tess Moran, Tess Moran Photography; Annette Pinder, Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine; Susan Schmidt, WBBZ Channel 5; Dani Terranova, WBLK; Dan Stenzel, WIVB Channel 4; Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino and his wife Diana; and Matthew Wells, Spectrum News Buffalo, to name a few.


CHCB, Inc.’s Lisa Parker and Trinetta Alston prepare gift bags for premiere guests.
Photos by Don Patterson
FIGHT FOR GOOD, the panel discussion; the message from Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, and additional premiere event photos can be viewed online here

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