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Anti-stigma the documentary is an insight into the artistic interpretations and perspectives of six individuals who have been diagnosed with a severe disorder of mental health

Anti-stigma the documentary is an insight into the artistic interpretations and perspectives of six individuals who have been diagnosed with a severe disorder of mental health. They are in order of appearance: Peter Wright, Pablo Grier, Susan Scott, Paul Howroyd, Micheal Njoroge, and Allan Burgoyne. Elizabeth Notice narrates between the six short films.

This documentary was conceived and produced at a weekly video group, run by Bodhi Landman based at the Clarendon day centre in Haringey north London. It was facilitated by Ivan Riches a community film-maker. All participants took part in the scripting, filming and editing of their own piece of work.

The aim was to give an outlet of expression to people often regarded as the ‘subject’ of so called ‘informed’, ‘intellectual’ discussion about mental health, but whose opinions are often overlooked; the diagnosed.

‘Anti stigma provides a unique and alternative viewpoint on a subject that transcends all presumed social division globally. The subject of mental ill health is interpreted generally by those who assume ‘sanity’ of themselves often in a destructive labelling manner, i.e. with associations of fear, shame, and failure, to name but a few. This serves only to generate harmful myths and to isolate people, often at times of extreme vulnerability, compounding any distress already being experienced.

We hope this film contributes to dispelling the associated stigma. We intend that it gives insight and enlightenment which can facilitate discussion on mental health. We hope it is particularly useful to those in a similar position to ourselves, as well as to our relatives and those directly associated in dealing with us in some way.
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Anti-Stigma Screening:

  • Sun22May

    at Birkbeck Cinema

    22 May 2011 5:00 pm

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