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.

Review Round-Up: Head Games

Sometimes you really have to wonder about professional athletes, don’t you? Subtlety is not often their strong suit. Recently, however, attention has been shifted away from how these individuals are reacting to their...

Clinical Depression Takes Center Stage in ‘Coming Up Roses’

When you’re determined to see a project to its fruition, negative feedback can sometimes sound more like a dare than a setback. I can only assume this is how Abduction was made. When...

Coca-Cola and National Geographic Bring Inspirational Documentary Series to Latin America

Finally: Coca-Cola does something cool enough to make up for those unsettling polar bears. Please stop. Coca-Cola Latin America and the National Geographic Channel have teamed up to produce a large documentary series...

New film from TADS seeks to raise awareness about childhood anxiety and depression

For every ounce of joy that a new parent feels, there are ten more ounces of terrifying uncertainty about how in the world to take care of this tiny, screaming person who has...

‘Gasland’ Director Josh Fox Discusses His Sequel and the Future of the Issue-Based Documentary

I don’t know about you, but I think the world was just a happier place when the only thing “frack” meant was one half of a disturbingly agile Swiss figure skating duo Simpler,...

‘Yogawoman’ Explores Body Image, Modern Life, and the Transformation of an Ancient Practice

When a college professor of mine first introduced me to yoga in a theatre arts movement class, I could not imagine ever enjoying it. "My torso is crushing my windpipe. Rad." Fifteen years...

Review Round-up: P.J. Hogan’s ‘Mental’

One of my best friends in college was a huge fan of the P.J. Hogan film Muriel’s Wedding. I had never seen it before, but was under the impression that it was some...

BBC Storyville Brings Eight Documentaries About Poverty To The Global Stage For Far-Reaching Discussion

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure Bono is magical. Musician, singer, activist, humanitarian, subject of my best friend’s unfaltering crush since 1991 – WHAT KIND OF WITCH ARE YOU, SIR?!...

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