The OLIVE Film Collection

The OLIVE Film Collection contains short films, five minute or less, that explore issues related to mental health. The library grows each month through our monthly short film competition, and each year through our Voices With Impact short film production grants.

We share these films as educational resources. As works of art, they can elicit strong responses. Please take care of yourself while watching these films! We’ve created these guides as resources for you when watching the OLIVE films alone, with friends, with your children and/or with your students. These films are intended for personal viewing or facilitation in small groups. If you want to use these in more structured programs, please fill out this form for official use.

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Desiderium
Sep
2019
Desiderium
Desiderium a short film about love, loss and recovery. The film is from the point of view of the main character Charlotte who records a time capsule reliving the ups and downs of her and Jack’s relationship after suddenly Jack takes his own life. I...
The Hurt That Binds Us
Aug
2019
The Hurt That Binds Us
THTBU provides an intimate look into an Indigenous family’s journey to come to terms with their intergenerational trauma due to the Indian residential schools. Seen through the eyes of three generations and bound together by the same hurts.
If I Told You
Aug
2019
If I Told You
When you’re as spontaneous and courageous as Vera, you have plenty of incredible stories to tell, but her most life-altering story proves the most difficult to believe.
Question
Aug
2019
Question
After being released from jail, Jason struggles with what happened to him being bars and re-claiming the life he once knew.
The Opioid of Genocide
Aug
2019
The Opioid of Genocide
A film that promises to shock, inspire and motivate change, for our nations, who are faced with the continued devastation in the Opioid Epidemic that started at the beginnings of colonization.
Me Too
Aug
2019
Me Too
A Youtube vlogger experiences sexual violence at a party, and how she learns to cope with the after effects of trauma is seen through the eyes of her webcam. ‘Me Too’ is the public dramatization of a very private struggle faced by millions of wom...
Tekona
Aug
2019
Tekona
Tekona reflects on his family’s teachings while he braids his hair in the early morning and makes deeper connections to his indigenous identity.  The film is a glimpse into ...
Believe Me
Aug
2019
Believe Me
In the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, a teenage girl is raped at a party and fears she won’t be believed because of the rape culture messages overwhelming her online and at home.
Walk of Shame
Aug
2019
Walk of Shame
As a young student walks down a street of houses, she uncovers a fragmented and traumatic memory.
Tsi Teyoto:te (Even in the Silence)
Aug
2019
Tsi Teyoto:te (Even in the Silence) is an experimental film told entirely in Kanien'keha (Mohawk language) that examines the impa...
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