“Resisting psychiatric labels, on on the one hand, and cultural cliches, on the other, the films explore and counterpose political, biomedical, mystical, and familial frames, illuminating without ever reducing, respecting the essential ambiguity of human behavior…What more could one ask of an ethnographic film? …beautiful and moving accounts, humane in their focus, filled with subtle […]
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Every day is a mental health day. For a limited time only, watch the Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia film series. Help share, and raise awareness about mental illness in the third world. Shadows and Illuminations The Bird Dancer Family Victim Kites and Monsters Ritual Burdens Memory of My Face
“Shadows & Illuminations” has won the Best Documentary Feature at the 2012 Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival. The film will be screening with 4 other short films on Sunday, December 9th from 2-3:50pm at the Actors Company in West Hollywood. Buy tickets at: http://www.laufilmfest.com/tickets.html
At the AAA Conference in San Francisco, two of our films will be screened in conjunction with the Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival: “Kites & Monsters” and “Jathilan: Trance and Possession in Java.” http://aaa.confex.com/aaa/2012/webprogrampreliminary/Session5695.html http://aaa.confex.com/aaa/2012/webprogrampreliminary/Session7816.html Come visit the Elemental Productions at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square Exhibit Hall, booth #409!
On December 6, 2012, Dr. Robert Lemelson will be going to Cal State University Los Angeles to screen two of his documentaries–“Standing on the Edge of a Thorn” and “Bird Dancers.” Both documentaries address the intersections of gender, hum an suffering, and power in Indonesia, and will provide an excellent opportunity for discussion about mental […]
Screening of The Bird Dancer on Saturday, October 6th at 12pm. An official selection of the Offshoot Film Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas http://www.seedlingfilm.com/blogsite/offshoot-film-festival/
The Rutgers University Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights will host a series of films and discussions focusing on two vital issues impacting human rights: mental illness and sexual violence. All of the programs are free and open to the public; all will be held at Rutgers University, Newark. The […]
OFFICIAL SELECTION Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia (2011) Memory of My Face, Ritual Burdens, Kites & Monsters Third World Independent Film Festival, San Francisco, CA BUY TICKETS Sunday, 9/23, 8:15pm-9:15pm Century 20 Theaters, 1010 Great Mall Dr, Milipitas, CA 95035 http://www.thirdworldindiefilmfest.com/schedule.html
OFFICIAL SELECTION Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia (2010) Shadows and Illuminations, The Bird Dancer, Family Victim Gig Harbor Film Festival, Gig Harbor, Washington http://www.gigharborfilmfestival.org/ Galaxy Uptown Theatre, 4649 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335-2307
OFFICIAL SELECTION Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia (2011) Memory of My Face, Ritual Burdens, Kites & Monsters Cincinnati Film Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio http://www.cincinnatifilmfestival.com BUY TICKETS Saturday, 9/8, 2pm Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45220 http://www.cincinnatifilmfestival.com/2012-schedule/saturday-september-8-screenings/