The OLIVE Film Collection

The Online Library for Interactive Video and Engagement is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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SECRET HORROR
Jul
2019
SECRET HORROR
SECRET HORROR starts important dialogue about concurrent experiences, navigating depression and alcohol use, and shows how art-making can make us feel truly alive.
Visualizing Lies
Apr
2019
Visualizing Lies
Visualizing Lies is a visual poem attacking the difficult topics of depression, anxiety, and overall mental health. The filmmaker's goals were to help break mental health stigma within their community and shine a light on the experience beneath a 'hi...
Faded
Feb
2019
Faded
"Faded" is an alternative, narrative short film about living with depression, portraying the struggle of doing simple daily tasks that most of us take for granted. Rebecca, the filmmaker, encourages people who are struggling with depression to hold o...
Off Suit
Nov
2018
Off Suit
This animated true story, set in a jail, pits the blue suits against the brown suits and calls into question the true definition of "crazy".  
Touch Me Don’t Touch Me
Oct
2018
Touch Me Don't Touch Me shows conflicting feelings of fear and desire fuel an energetic conversation about intimacy and trauma through the medium of contact movement.  
Blue
Sep
2018
Blue
A sober painter discovers a long forgotten stash of pills buried beneath her paintbrushes. Suddenly, she cannot shake visions of the alcohol and drugs that used to haunt her. Unable to escape them, reality blurs as temptation calls out to her. &nb...
Strange Fruit
Aug
2018
Strange Fruit
A young African-American girl faces the truth that black lives are a target of unjust killings by a system that fails to protect them. It's her reality that any day, she can be next.  
A Short Film About Anxiety
Jul
2018
A Short Film About Anxiety
Anxiety is the world’s most common mental health condition, but something few candidly speak about. Personal and intimate, the contributors talk via smartphones about their relationships with anxiety in their place of comfort, mixed with imagery an...
Release
Jun
2018
Release
"Release" is an experiential film about stress and anxiety as experienced by middle-school kids, and offers a basic lesson in mindful breathing as an antidote.  
Sal Tran
Mar
2018
Sal Tran
In this short documentary a queer, nonbinary, Vietnamese filmmaker reflects on staying grounded and empowered through battles with suicidal depression and PTSD.  
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