As part of film fete being organised by Mental Health Action Trust

Kozhikode will be part of the Global Web screening of Hidden Pictures, an award-winning film on global mental health by Delaney Ruston, on Thursday, World Mental Health Day.

The movie will be screened at 6.30 p.m. at Nalanda auditorium as the first movie of a three-day film festival on mental health being organised by the Mental Health Action Trust (MHAT) in association with the Bankmen’s Club and the Bankmen’s Film Society.

The innovative media event, titled ‘1 Film, 1 Worldwide Discussion,’ will bring together a broad group of international organisations and advocates to host live and online screenings of Hidden Pictures and create a global dialogue about mental health, a release said.

The producer of Hidden Pictures is physician and film-maker Delaney Ruston, who grew up in the shadow of her father’s schizophrenia and has spent years caring for the underserved. Ms. Ruston has been producing films and creating social campaigns on mental health topics for over a decade with the aim of increasing compassion and promoting action, the release added. Recently awarded ‘Most Moving Documentary’ at Seattle’s True Independent Film Festival, Hidden Pictures explores deeply personal mental health stories from India, China, South Africa, France, and the U.S., and reveals a global epidemic of silence on mental health, the release said. Around 100 organisations across the globe will screen the movie on the same day.

Malayalam movie Thaniyavarthanam will be screened at 10 a.m., Rain Man at 1.30 p.m. and Shine at 4.30 p.m. as part of the festival.

The MHAT, based at the Institute of Palliative Medicine at the Government Medical College, Kozhikode, is involved in implementing community psychiatry in Malappuram, Kozhikode, and Wayanad districts.

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