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7th July, 2016

Movie and Documentary in Mental Health: From Research to Public Engagement


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7th July, 2016
End Date:
8th July, 2016
King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
£59.22 – £101.42

This two day interdisciplinary intensive summer school will introduce participants to the use of film in mental health.

Topics will include the use of documentary as a tool in research, education and advocacy; community outreach and engagement using films; narrative and visual storytelling, artistic film-making in mental health, film for medical education and psychoanalysis and cinema.

There will be workshops, film screenings, and materials from several projects that will be used by the faculty to illustrate the topics.

By the end of the course, participants will develop and present a synopsis or a basic script (and supporting materials where applicable) of their own film project to the students’group and to the faculty, and receive feedback.

The short-course is aimed at students, academics, service providers, service users/people with lived experience of mental illness, members of the voluntary sector, and others interested in using movie and documentary in mental health research, education, promotion, and advocacy. Previous experience in filmmaking is welcome but not necessary.

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