AWI Sanctuary Space presents: Documentary Filmmaking as a Superpower
An ongoing Continued Connections program that creates virtual spaces for people to connect at the intersection of art and mental health.
Are you interested in learning about documentary filmmaking as a way to tell a story about mental health and processing a challenging time?
This is a post-event highlight page for “Documentary Filmmaking as a Superpower” a virtual Sanctuary Space event hosted on September 29, 2022 by Art With Impact with special guest Rebecca St. John, Youth Documentary Academy (YDA) alumni and the filmmaker of “Rock Bottom” (2015). Together we explored leaning into documentary filmmaking as a way to turn challenging times and traumas into ‘superpowers’ by processing and owning our stories and took part in a collective story arc writing activity.
PLAY: interactive event recording + presentation:
Watch Rock Bottom (2015) by Rebecca St. John:
Recommended Resources from Rebecca St. John (Colorado-based):
Featured National Resources:
Crisis Text Line
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Sexual Assault Hotline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance
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