February 11&12, Freedom House Street Saviors Showing at Duke University


Nov 12, 2015 @ 4:30pm and Friday Nov. 13,2015 @ 2pm

Special Showing for the EMS CORPS EMT Medics at the Alameda Country EMS Agency at the Redwood Conference Center in San Leandro CA


For more info on the EMS CORPS, click on the link below

  External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ-DSSSehVI


October 24th, 2015 Special showing at the Vermont EMS Conference at Jay Peak Resort, Vermont


May 20th, 2015 Special Showing to celebrate 35 years of Paramedic Services in Brighton, CO  


May 14th, 2015 Special Showing in celebration for the first group of 12 EMTs from the Freedom House EMS Academy that graduated in Paramedic Training in Minneapolis, MN

September 25, 2014, Historical Marker Ceremony for Freedom House Ambulance Service Honored in the Hill District.




July 17, 2014, showing at Tennessee EMS Education Association (TEMSEA) Conference, Memphis TN



TEMSEA Distinguished Service Pin given to Freedom House Members and Producer

May 28, 2014, showing at Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler, PA; For EMS members of Butler, PA   

May 21, 2014, a special showing for EMS week at the University of Missouri, Kansas City Medical School


EMS Challenge Coins Awarded to Freedom House Members and Producer

November 2013, a special showing at Colorado State EMS Conference, EMSAC



EMSAC Hero Award Presented to Freedom House Members

September 2013, a special showing for the National Association of State EMS Officials, NAEMSO Conference, Nashville TN took place;



NAEMSO Public Service Award Presented, to Freedom House Members

August 2013, special event “Freedom House Re-Born” National Association of EMS Educator’s. NAEMSE Conference Washington DC



Public Service Award from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA Presented to Freedom House Members

March 2013, at the Journal of Emergency Medicine EMS Conference in Washington DC .



JEM'S Award presented to Freedom House Members and Producer


February 2013, a screening took place in the August Coppola Theater for the San Francisco State Nursing School


February 2013, there was a Black History Month showing at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco


September 2012, Bay Area Premier showing at the BAL Theater, San Leandro, CA


September 2012, San Francisco Premier at the Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA


April 2012 a special event showing in the city of St Paul, MN renaming Firehouse 51 to Freedom House also awarded proclamation from the city of St. Paul, Gene Starzenski was awarded



St. Paul’s Human Rights & Economic Opportunity Award


April 2012, Macalester College & Inver Hill College had a special showing at their institutions in St Paul, MN


February 2011, Vanderbilt University hosted the International Lens Series

October 2010, Official Selection Nashville Black Film Festival


August 2010, Official Selection for the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival—Nominated for an HBO Award

November 2009, Official Selection for the Three Rivers Film Festival in Pittsburgh, PA

Special 2 day Showing

This compelling story is what BarbaraVancheri from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette calls, “an eye opener for what happens today when someone calls 911 and a well-staffed and stocked ambulance rolls up, ready and able to save a life.”

Special note from Producer/Director – Gene Starzenski

In 2009 when the “Freedom House Street Savior’s” documentary was completed, it was submitted to numerous white run film festivals. After being unsuccessful in acceptance at any film festivals, (except as a 2 day special showing at the 2009, 3 Rivers Film Festival in Pittsburgh) I decided to enter into the black film festivals. The first black festival to accept the documentary was the 2010, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. Not only was the documentary accepted, it was also nominated for an HBO award and the Saatchi & Saatchi “Nothing is Impossible” award. Success followed with acceptance to the 2010 Nashville Black Film Festival. While showing the documentary in Nashville, Vanderbilt University invited me back to show the documentary for its International Len’s Series. Since then, the documentary has been showing at major EMS Conferences and Educational Institutions throughout the United State where it has received numerous awards for the Freedom House members and the documentary. More to follow in 2015…

Below is the video clip taken at the NAEMSE and NAEMSO Conferences: