Art With Impact Blog
One of the most beloved characters in all of folklore is Robin Hood, who endeared himself to the needy with his famous mission statement: “Time for the poor to get rich and the rich to start dying.”
Uh. Wait a second.
We are always drawn to respect and admire those who excel.
And I am always drawn to weep and curse when I use Excel, but that’s a different story.
When you think of “Australia” and “film,” I am almost certain what comes to mind for most of us.
This obviously needs to change, and the Melbourne International Film Festival is here to help.
The 1960s were a simpler time, weren’t they?
A simpler, less sexually attractive time.
Like it or not, the world needs whistleblowers.
(Cher not required, but encouraged.)
From Karen Silkwood of plutonium plant fame to Sherron Watkins of Enron, whistleblowers are the brave souls among us who risk their careers (and sometimes their lives) to bring the wrongdoing of large organizations to light. Which begs the question: how do those large organizations react to being tattled on?
(Hint: NOT VERY WELL.)
Catherine Zeta-Jones Openly Seeks Treatment for Bipolar II Disorder, Hopes To Lessen Stigma of Mental IllnessThu, 05/02/2013 - 9:14am | by Gayle
What comes to mind when you hear the name ‘Catherine Zeta-Jones’?
I know, me too.
The career actress, model, and spokeswoman (and wife of some random guy named Michael Douglas) made headlines this week in a way that few actresses do: she issued a statement announcing that she was entering a mental health facility for treatment of her bipolar disorder.
Art With Impact is proud to announce the May 2013 winner of its monthly Short Film Contest on mental health. Emma Spiekerman, from Santa Rosa California, has won this month's contest with her film MORE THAN A MENTAL ILLNESS.
If you’re not familiar with Filipino celebrities, you may have never heard of G. (Giselle) Tongi – even though she’s spent years in the U.S. with several American credits to her name. And if you’ve ever seen her, you might agree that Tongi is perhaps the perfect person to bring the issue to reproductive health to the forefront.
WHAT WAS THAT YOU WERE SAYING ABOUT REPRODUCTION BECAUSE I’M LISTENING.
It can be a confusing and eye-opening experience to learn how people in other parts of the world handle certain situations.
Indeed, ordering food at an overseas McDonald’s is one of the most disorienting events of any modern person’s life.
Unfortunately, however, the stigma of mental illness seems to translate perfectly across borders, as Delaney Ruston discovers in her new documentary, Hidden Pictures.
When you’ve managed to survive some of life’s most traumatic challenges, it seems ironic to have to fight your biggest battle in the sterile confines of a hospital.
And I’m not even talking about the food.