Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.
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A look into six proud veterans’ experiences with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) as they seek to manage the mental and physical trauma they sustained in uniform. The film details their experiences with an embattled VA and educates about the fundamental changes that are needed to ensure our veterans are taken care of.
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