Art With Impact Blog

Art With Impact Blog

Art With Impact promotes mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media. Our weekly blogs inform about the latest films, documentaries and campaigns (the good and the bad) that are using art as a way to express realities of mental illness and to break barriers of understanding issues related mental health.

California High Schoolers to Film Mental Health PSAs Thanks to New Pilot Program

  What would the world look like if high school students were in charge of our public service announcements? I imagine there would be a large number of TV spots dedicated to Taylor...

Filmmakers Document Their Son’s Educational Experience in ‘American Promise’

It is a well-known preference of teenagers that they would rather die than be seen with their parents at school. Can’t you guys just stay in the washer where you belong? GOD! But...

A Conductor’s Struggle with Bipolar Disorder in New BBC Short

  A common assumption we all make is believing that the more artistically-inclined among us are also the most open-minded and understanding. Ironic, considering these people are often the most difficult to understand....

Social Justice Filmmaker Rachel V. Lyon Returns to Explore the History of Hate Crimes in Tulsa

It’s always charming when your town has a specific claim to fame. …don’t think about it too much. In the case of Tulsa, Oklahoma, though, filmmaker Rachel V. Lyon exposes one of the...

Newly Funded Documentary to Share the Disturbing Story of ‘The Houdini of Florida’

There’s nothing more riveting than a good escape scene in a movie. For my money, it doesn’t get any better than these guys. We never hear very much about the real life escape...

Searching for Life After Mental Illness in Jono Oliver’s ‘Home’

The Wizard of Oz isn’t just a cinematic classic, it’s contributed one of the most iconic and genuine pop culture phrases ever to enter our collective subconscious. And yes, I’m talking about “There’s...

The Dubai International Film Festival Features Social Issues Facing the Modern Arab World

It’s not easy being a modern woman. Especially if you’re actually a modern witch who requires a deodorant that can stand up to vigorous pagan dance rituals…? I’m so confused right now. In...

‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ Toes the Line Between Camp and Stigma

What would the horror genre be without its beloved, tried-and-true conventions? Scary clown? Check. Recurring nightmares for an entire year after seeing this movie? Check. The FX channel’s highly popular series American Horror...

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