Film and Mental Health /

Film and Mental Health: Using Art to Explore the Stigma of Mental Illness Around the World

In this workshop, we will explore the use of film to portray the experiences of people who suffer from various mental illnesses and the differences in the stigmatization of mental illness in different parts of the world. Participants will watch screenings of two to three films that showcase various stories of people dealing with mental illness set in different regions of the world. After viewing the films, there will be a discussion facilitated about the various topics that are explored in the films and a short activity that will allow participants to act as screenwriters/film makers.