Hallo Movie-ment friends,

in these months of silence so much has been happening, including two film/fieldwork in Indonesia and Ghana for the Together for Mental Health project (funded by UK ESRC GCRF and lead by Erminia Colucci). You will find the outputs in this website when ready but in the meantime you can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (look for Together for Mental Health or @Together4MH).

In the meantime, the sequelae of Breaking the Chains planned for last week in London had to be cancelled because of the pandemic (sigh!) but fear not…we went digital as for everything else right now and we are happy to announce the ONLINE PREMIERE “Breaking the chains: Anto’s story” next Tuesday. Please see the flyer for info, sign in here if interested and feel free to share, the system we are using can take up to 3000 people! The film will also be available on this website after we launch it.

We still plan to have a live premiere in London when we are finally able to be close to each other again, in the meantime we wish you all the best self-distancing weekend you can and take care!UGMLaunch-31Mar2020!

Visual storytelling in global mental health event and GCRF grant for next films!

A 44 min version of Breaking the chains will be screened on the 22nd Nov as part of a visual storytelling event organised by LSHTM in London. For more information click here and tell your friends!

I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to all of you who have supported Breaking the chains throughout its making (including crowdfunding donors!) and to screen and distribute it, including the Royal Anthropological Institute which is now the official distributor of the educational DVDs and online versions of the film (BUY FILM HERE)

Your support and acknowledgement of the value of this work has contributed to help me and my team secure ESRC GCRF funding for the next ethnographic documentary project that will take place in Indonesia and Ghana, you can find more information HERE and watch this space for updates!

thanks and keep moving!

Erminia &


And finally it made it to Italy!

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!




Screenings in Holland and Scotland

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.

Rotary International Club awards a prize as recognition of Erminia Colucci’s work

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’.

Three Screenings with discussion of Breaking the chains and official release of the RAI DVD in Paris and London this month!

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!

London Screening 

London DVD launch

Paris Screening