all started in 2008 when Deep Focus Digital Cinema was formed in Arizona
by the local filmmaker Lourdes Lee Vasquez. While filming her first documentary,
“The Immigration Paradox”, she became concerned with the fear
and hate that was swirling in the community. She realized that the polarization
was a result of some sources of information, that ultimately created division,
mis-communication and lack of dialogue. In essence, she decided to be
proactive and direct her energy and skills to work towards a more fruitful
and positive approach to social issues, by creating constructive communication
that would lead our community to effective action. In 2010 more filmmakers,
artist, professionals and community members became involved with the nonprofit.
Together they created a sturdier platform where they could proactively
build fulfilling and exciting communities and relationships. Thus, subsequently
the name was changed to a more fitting one, Embracing Humanity.
Our mission is to present constructive and diverse information and actively dialogue on social issues through films, forums and cultural events.
Our values are Integrity, Constructive Dialogue, Education, Magnanimity, Diversity, Quality & Love