Jose Gutierrez

University of Colorado Boulder - 2026

Creating a documentary about generational trauma connecting it to young students and stigmas surrounding pursing a higher education.

Major: Cinema Studies

Project: Practically what I stated over on the top, doing a documentary and using the power of storytelling to be able to bring a community together. With a sense of belonging as well as connecting to points to hopefully bring about possible solutions to said problems.

Inspiration: Well I love movies, and I hope to become a filmmaker one day. Doing this project not only connects my passion but also focuses on areas of mental health and communities that I know struggle and come from similar backgrounds as me.

Future Plans: I hope to make an impact with storytelling, allowing people to heal.