Shorts: How can we better understand our unique realities?
Through distinctive portraits of Brazilian poet, writer and activist Milton Freire, a survivor of human trafficking living with dissociative identity disorder, and three people seeking to rebuild their lives after treatment for psychosis in the Netherlands, we explore how finding meaning in voices and visions can help people accept who they are and thrive.
Accessibility: SDH captions.
This screening includes an in-person discussion with Guen Murroni (Nice To Meet You All) and Jerry Allon (Blue Monday).
Blue Monday, Ingrid Kamerling, Netherlands, 54m, Dutch with English subtitles
This documentary follows Jerry, Chester and Joyce as they search for meaning in their psychosis, exploring the complex relationship between their experiences and their identity as they navigate the challenges of living with the stigma of mental ill health.
Content Notes: References to psychosis, self-harm, suicidal ideation and medication.
Nice to Meet You All, Guen Murroni, UK, 11m
In this creative documentary, a survivor of human trafficking rings in the USA describes living with dissociative identity disorder (DID) and celebrates her freedom, love, and new life.
Content Notes: References to human trafficking
Milton Freire, A Shout Beyond History, Victor Abreu, Brazil, 20m, Portuguese with English subtitles
Impressionistic documentary portrait of the poet and writer Milton Freire, who was among the first users of mental health services in Brazil to publicly assume his illness and fight for his rights. In the film, he explores two visions that guided him through a subjective recovery path.
Content Notes: References to suicidal ideation