Ottawa-Carleton, ON
Info Cart -
Back to all events

Event Name

Film raises awareness about mental health
Other
Intended Audience: General Public
Provided by: Mad About the Arts

Date and Time

Mon May 9, 2011 (This event is over)
7 pm

Location

395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0N4

Event Description

Mad About the Arts, a coalition of Ottawa mental health experts and arts activists, will present the Italian film We can Do that! (Si Puo Fare) in honour of Mental Health Week, May 11, at 7 p.m. at Library and Archives Canada.

The award-winning film, in Italian with English subtitles, is set in Milan in the early 1980s after the closure of psychiatric hospitals. The humorous, occasionally brutal and moving film is based on a true story about a group of over-medicated, under-stimulated but potentially creative psychiatric patients who develop an innovative and successful “mosaic parquet” business that helps them reintegrate into society.

The screening will be followed by a reception with an Italian theme and exhibits by visual artists and photographers who have a personal experience of mental illness. Tickets are $12 for the general public, $8 for Canadian Film Institute members and pay-what-you-can for people living on low incomes.

More Info

Unavailable

Disclaimer

Events are posted as a free service to the community, however, please note that posting does not imply any endorsement or recommendation of a specific event or organization. Events are posted in the language in which they are received.
View in Google Maps
Enter your address (street, city, postal code) to get directions to this site
Last modified May 9, 2011 11:14pm
Was the information on this page helpful?