Together for Mental Health invites you to the online premiere of the ethnographic documentary “Nkabom: A Little Medicine, A Little Prayer” on the 24th March 2022 11am GMT
‘Nkabom: A little medicine, a little prayer’ is an ethnographic documentary filmed in 2019 in rural villages and towns in the central belt of Ghana. The film follows the activities of mental health nurses who are creating partnerships with healers in the communities where they work with the aim of reducing human rights abuses and improving the treatment of people with mental health conditions. The film shows how these partnerships develop, what makes them successful, and the challenges faced in negotiating the removal of restraints as well as accessing resources. The nurses and healers describe how they ka bom, join together, to reach the same goal of helping their patients to get well. WATCH THE TRAILER BELOW!
Ghana and Indonesia are two countries with continuing problems of human rights violation against people living with mental illnesses. Can mental health professionals and traditional and faith-based healers collaborate to prevent such abuse and provide humane care?
We share stories of these collaborations through two films made in Ghana and Indonesia, before their official premières. The films were made through Together for Mental Health, a visual research project with Middlesex University, Universitas Gadjah Mada, University of Ghana, and King’s College London funded by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund (ESRC).
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The three winning participatory videos at the Projiwa Festival organized at Atma Jaya University in collaboration with UGM and Middlesex University as part of Together for Mental Health project have just been launched during an online Premiere with over 200 participants.