On 18 October, Land Body Ecologies hosted the screening of Nkabom: A little medicine, a little prayer in the Forum of Wellcome Collection.
Nkabom is part of Together for Mental Health, an interdisciplinary, international collaboration between Indonesia, Ghana and the UK. Using visual methods, it explores examples of collaboration between mental health workers and pluralistic healing approaches and their impact on preventing human rights abuse and improving care for people living with mental illness experience.
Nkabom was directed and filmed by Erminia Colucci, principal investigator of the collaborative visual research project Together for Mental Health. After the film there was a chance to reflect on the processes of visual and creative methodologies between a panel of speakers thinking about sound and film as data. We had an insightful discussion with Dr Erminia Colucci (Moderator and speaker) and speakers Ben Eaton, Dr Lily Kpobi, Lilian Maina, Dr Ursula Read and Anto (Agus) Sugianto connecting with us both in the UK, as well as from Indonesia, Ghana, Kenya and Pakistan.
Together, we exchanged stories of mental health, the realities of collaboration between mental health nurses and local healers in communities, funding difficulties with mental health research, and more.
A VIDEO-RECORDING OF THE PRE/POST-SCREENING EVENT IS AVAILABLE HERE.
[From LBE Youtube Channel]