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Please spread the word about Living in HOpe – a real-life drama driven by people dealing with realities of mental illness. This unique documentary series is the culmination of more than a year of filming with unprecedented access at The HOpe Centre, a psychiatric facility in North Vancouver. Following journeys of patients and frontline practitioners the camera finds suffering, humanity and even humour as they share their lives and their stories. The films offer a compelling and empathetic look at the world of a psychiatric facility, perhaps helping replace stigma and fear with understanding.
Melanie Wood is the Director of the series. She and a small video crew spent several days a week at HOpe Centre. In that time many individuals (staff and patients) approached her, wanting to share their experiences. Melanie went through a rigorous and respectful consent process to make sure that each person knew how their stories would be portrayed. As a result of this collaboration each of the four Living in HOpe episodes offers a bold challenge to rethink how we perceive people living with mental illness – especially when they are at their most vulnerable.
Living in HOpe airs on Knowledge Network and streams on knowledge.ca beginning Tuesday, November 6 at 9 pm PT
If you would like a sneak preview of Living in HOpe, HERE IS A LINK to a short trailer.
I have attached to this email a pdf with background information about this unique and powerful 4-part series. I am also sharing a short interview with Director, Melanie Wood.
Please consider supporting LIving in HOpe in these ways:
- Share information about Living in HOpe on your blog or upcoming newsletter: We can provide pre-written content, Q&As and graphics as required to help with the creation of any materials. Please let me know if you would like any of these materials
- Post about Living in HOpe on social media: Post about Living in HOpe on your social media accounts, tagging Stranger Productions and Knowledge Network where possible (see handles below).
- Sign up for Knowledge Network: Anyone can stream Living in HOpe via Knowledge.ca if they have a free account. I recommend people check out the knowledge.ca website before the airdate to create a log in account. It’s easy to do.
Here are a few Social Media handles — you can follow, join, like, link to!
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This November, learn how health professionals at HOpe Centre are changing the conversation around mental illness. Watch the four part documentary series “Living in HOpe” on @Knowledge Network: https://vimeo.com/273416891
Outreach Producer, Living in HOpe