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HeartTayHeart - SeeMe Shorts @ HMC
Wed 26 April 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
Heart Tay Heart are delighted to present four short documentaries that challenge perceptions of mental health in Scotland. The films, which were commissioned by the See Me Film Fund 2016, follow the personal journeys of people directly impacted by mental health conditions and the friends and family of those around them. Featuring a dancer expressing her experience of BPD, the relationship between a sufferer of hoarding disorder and his counsellor; a young artist exploring her PTSD through art; and a sports reporter tackling his social anxiety.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
Borderline (12 mins)
Robbie Fraser, Lynn Shaw, Lindsay Goodall
Lynn Shaw is a dancer from Aberdeen. Charismatic, but sometimes chaotic. After a long history of turbulent life events she was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. An experienced performer and teacher, she is enrolled in the Masters programme at the RCS, and is undergoing mentalisation therapy, the newly developed and most effective therapy for BPD. Here, Lynn is working on a dance piece that will aim to express what she has experienced.
Linda and Ron (14 mins)
Alice Nelson, Linda Fay, Becky Milling, Lili Sandelin
The film tells the story of Ron, an 80yr old sufferer of hoarding disorder, through his conversations with Linda, Scotland’s only qualified specialist in this newly recognised condition. The film unfolds over the course of a visit by Linda to Ron's home where we witness their touching burgeoning friendship and gain an insight into this little known but surprisingly prevalent condition.
Let Us Let Go (9 mins)
Lucie Rachel, Ania Urbanowska, Joanna Helfer
9 years after initial events, a young artist with post-traumatic stress disorder receives a wake up call, catalysing the search for a way to treat and manage her disorder. Influenced by this sudden realisation, her practice mirrors the change, propelling her into a new body of work exploring the visual nature of the disorder.
I’m Still Here (14 mins)
Stu Edwards, Callum Carson
The start of the football season is for many men the most important date in their diaries as it means the drama, camaraderie and socialising of football is back in their lives. For Callum Carson the return of the football season means facing and managing mental health conditions that he has struggled with throughout his life. In his role as a Daily Record Sports Reporter Callum tackles his anxiety on a daily basis but using his love of sport as a vessel Callum has found ways to manage his condition and forge a successful career covering the sport he loves.
Note: Unfortunately on the occasion the films will not be screened with subtitles. We are also unable to provide refreshments for the event.
Links for more information:
https://www.mhfestival.com/news/talking-heads/324-see-me-shorts-four-powerful- documentaries-tackling-mental-health-stigma http://glasgowfilm.org/what-we-do/projects/see-me
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Abertay University , Abertay Student Centre
1 - 3 Bell Street
Hannah Maclure Centre