The producers of “Healing Voices” – a new social action documentary about mental health – have announced an innovative plan to release the film via community screening partners in a coordinated one-night global event. Written and Directed by PJ Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, “Healing Voices” explores the experience commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ through the stories of real-life individuals, and asks the question: What are we talking about when we talk about ‘mental illness’? The film follows three subjects – Oryx, Jen, Dan – over nearly five years, and features interviews with notable international experts including: Robert Whitaker, Dr. Bruce Levine, Celia Brown, Will Hall, Dr. Marius Romme, and others, on the history of psychiatry and the rise of the ‘medical model’ of mental illness.
Website →Community screening partners will execute “Healing Voices” premiere events in their local markets on 4.29.16, which will be followed by audience discussion around structured dialogue topics relating to the content of the film. Tiered event packages are now available at a one-time discounted rate for groups, organizations, educational institutions, businesses, and individuals to produce one-of-a-kind screenings and engage in a dialogue about the critical social and cultural issue of mental health. The documentary is ideal for individuals with lived experience in the mental health system, educators, peer counselors, advocates, researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, healthcare workers, first responders, family members, or anyone who has been touched by mental health issues in their life.
Event packages include DVD or Blu-Ray copy of the film, one-time license to publicly exhibit the film, digital promotional materials (movie poster, flyer, invitations), customizable event press release, community screening FAQ guide, structured dialogue topics, and acknowledgment in end credits of the film.
“What we refer to as ‘mental illness’ in our culture is widely discussed and debated, but not very well understood,” said Moynihan. “These screenings are an opportunity for a range of demographic groups to come together and engage in a dialogue about a very complex social issue.”
For more information about the film or to purchase screening licenses for the one-night release, please visit www.HealingVoicesMovie.com. Tax-deductible donations to underwrite screening licenses can be made via the Healing Voices Film Fund at the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care.