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Healing Voices Film Fund

Healing Voices Film Fund

Healing Voices is a feature length documentary which asks the question - what are we talking about when we talk about "mental illness"?

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  • $1500

    Underwrite theatrical premiere screenings in major US markets
  • $2,500

    Underwrite theatrical premiere screenings in major foreign markets

AWARD-WINNING SOCIAL ACTION DOCUMENTARY “HEALING VOICES” WILL BE RELEASED ON HOME VIDEO MAY 2, 2017

Produced, Written and Directed by PJ Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, HEALING VOICES explores the experience commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ through the stories of real-life individuals, and features interviews with notable international experts including Robert Whitaker, Dr. Bruce Levine, Celia Brown, Will Hall, Dr. Marius Romme, and others, on the history of psychiatry and the rise of the ‘medical model’ of mental health treatment.

The documentary was released in more than 130 communities internationally in the spring of 2016 via world premiere screenings and community dialogues produced by local partners. This event marked the beginning of a unique vision for the film’s theatrical release – a progression of grassroots and major-market screenings, built off a global launch which demonstrated to partners, and audiences, a specific intention for how the film should be used: as an opportunity for communities to come together and explore the multi-layered social issue of “mental health.” Since then, screenings have continued in earnest, and these events have done more than raise public awareness. They have mobilized the creation of peer support groups, student groups, hearing voices groups, and more, as well as follow up events to continue the conversation.

HEALING VOICES will be released on home video via direct distribution on May 2, 2017, marked by a new global screening event entitled “Recovering Community”. This event intends to expand the scope of community dialogues from “mental health” to a broader, public health focus, by bringing together demographics including addiction recovery, disability, holistic health, LGBTQ2SI, social justice, spiritual communities, and more, to explore the intersection of these issues in society.

“We used the grass roots release to demonstrate how we think the movie should be used,” said writer/director Moynihan. “These screenings are an opportunity for a critical dialogue. We are promoting the message that people can and do recover from even the most severe mental health issues, and unfortunately that’s not the message that people are being given by their doctors, or by society in general.”

HEALING VOICES made its world premiere at the 14th annual Boston International Film Festival and won an “Indie Spec” award for documentary. To pre-oder the film or for information about how to bring HEALING VOICES to your community, please visit www.HealingVoicesMovie.com

Media contact: PJ Moynihan | E: pj@digitaleyesfilm.com | P: 413-265-9833

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