Breaking the chains is going to Italy (while the film director is going to India) to premiere in two festivals: Campania Film Festival in Naples (where it will be screened on the 15th December) and Intimalente 20-22nd December. Diffondete l’informazione anche agli italiani e grazie!
In the meantime, here at Movie-ment we are applying for funding to carry out another mental health ethnographic documentary project in Ghana and Indonesia, get in touch you have an advice or can provide resources to partner in the project (you can use the Contact Form)
Happy Festivities and we wish a 2018 with better mental health and less human rights abuses to us all!
And after a very successful screening with panel discussion in the evening slot of the DUTCH GLOBAL HEALTH FESTIVAL in Utrecht on the 28th October, Breaking the chain is going to Edinburgh this Thursday for a free screening followed by discussion and reception organized by the Edinburgh Global Mental Health Network.
MORE INFO HERE and please share with Scottish friends who might be able to join in the movie-ment.
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’.
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!