Monday, 10 October, marks World Mental Health Day. UCT’s Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health) will host the #DignityInMind Documentary Film Festival to commemorate this event.
The festival will be held at the Labia Theatre on Orange and will feature the Cape Town premiere of Doc-U-Mentally, a documentary that looks at the physical and mental challenges of five doctors on a 30-hour shift at Ngwelezane Hospital in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal.
Other documentaries to be screened include Voices from the Edge, Caring for Mothers and Normal.
The film festival aims to educate and empower Capetonians to speak up about mental health. It is part of the #DignityInMind campaign, which is being spearheaded by the Alan J Flisher Centre.
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