Read here [italian] a piece about pasung and Breaking the chains by the Italoeuropeo magazine, thanks for it!
On Friday 2nd June 2017 (Italian National Day and Republic Day), Dr Erminia Colucci (founder of Movie-ment) was awarded the 2017 ‘Martinesi nel mondo’ prize by the Rotary International club (Martina Franca section), for her contribution made on a global scale to the issues of mental health, human rights and violence against women and children as a researcher, lecturer, clinician, activist/advocate and film-maker.
The ceremony took place in Martina Franca town Hall and was attended by members of the public, police and government authorities and Rotary members. During the ceremony, Erminia gave an overview of her career trajectory and main achievements and showed a short-cut of her documentary ‘Breaking the chains’.
This month, Breaking the chains is screening in London (11th and 23rd May) and in Paris (19th May). One of the London events will be the official release of the RAI DVD of Breaking the Chains, exciting!
Please forward the links below to interested people in these cities, thanks!
Good news!! Breaking the chains has received a Rotary prize from Italy and has been nominated by the Richard Werbner Award for Visual Ethnography for ‘works that explore the distinctive capacity of the film to complement and enhance anthropological knowledge communicated through text’ .
Thanks to all of you who have and are supporting this work, I hope to continue doing more work in this area, in Indonesia and the other several countries with similar practices, grazie!
During this event organized by East London Psych Film Club, Dr Erminia Colucci will be showing three projects where she used film as a participatory/collaborative method to create stories about lived experience of mental illness, suicidal behaviour and recovery.
Free entry till last seat is taken!
Venue: The Crown Pub (223 Grove Road, Victoria Park, E3 5SN). Upstairs (1st floor) in The ‘Paper Room’ at 7-9 pm
‘Breaking the chains’ will be screened on Thursday at 4 pm-6 pm as part of the Blizard Institute ‘Anthropologies of Global Health’. This is a collaboration between the Blizard Institute, the Centre for Psychiatry and Medsin Barts. The screening will be followed by discussion and reception. For more info click here