The Rendezvous with Madness (RWM) Film Festival and the University of Toronto’s psychiatry department are marking the third annual Mindfest salute to Mental Health Awareness Week with a special film screening.
The two organizations have come together to present ‘Rocks In My Pockets,’ an animated film highlighting stories of women combating mental illness. Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane created the film using experiences from her own family as inspiration.
The screening will also feature a discussion between Baumane and RWM program director Geoff Pevere and others.
It will serve as an introduction to Mindfest, an annual day-long event that aims to promote awareness and understanding of mental illness.
The screening of ‘Rocks In My Pockets’ will take place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5.
Mindfest itself will take place at U of T’s Hart House on Wednesday, Oct. 7. For more information, visit www.mindfest.ca