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Moving Images 2020 Films and Panels

Through the power of film, Moving Images looks to raise awareness, educate our community, and fight prejudice and discrimination often faced by people with disabilities. Vinfen is excited to announce the films and panels for our 2020 Film Festival.

The Public

Bitter cold weather has made its way to downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and to the front doors of the public library. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging a sit-in. The Public displays some of our nation’s most challenging issues including homelessness and mental illness.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring Outreach Clinician at Pine Street Inn and Boston Public Library Shiva Kuczinski, MSW, LCSW, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Director of the Metro Boston Homeless Outreach Team Janet Marsden, and Vinfen Adult Community Clinical Specialist Lead Peer Specialist Jerry Koch, CPS. Moderated by Vinfen Safe Haven Operations Director William Buckley, M.Ed.

This Is My Brave

This mini-doc follows four storytellers from the May 2018 cast of This Is My Brave The Show – Boston. From individual auditions to performances, the film captures the many ways This Is My Brave is making a difference in the lives of people who have been inspired by the organization. The documentary also shares Co-Founder Jennifer Marshall’s own journey with mental health and how This Is My Brave was founded.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring Co-Founder and Executive Director of This Is My Brave Jennifer Marshall, Founder/Editor of Oddball Magazine Jason Wright, CPS, Yoga and Meditation Instructor Kasey Maher, and Full-Spectrum Doula and a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Advocate Nneka Hall. Moderated by Vinfen Assistant Medical Director Alicia Powell, MD.

Living With High-Functioning Anxiety

A short The Mighty film depicts a woman and her experience with high-functioning anxiety.

I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia

TEDx talk given by Cecilia McGough, a mental health activist fighting against the negative stigma toward mental illness. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Students With Psychosis.

INTELLIGENT LIVES

INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three young adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring star of I Am Not A Monster: Schizophrenia and Founder and Executive Director of Students With Psychosis Cecilia McGough; star from INTELLIGENT LIVES and self-advocate, teaching assistant, outreach coordinator, and national speaker Micah Fialka-Feldman; and Boston Public Schools Elementary Educator Emma Fialka-Feldman, M.Ed. Moderated by Vinfen Director of Learning and Development Katherine Fox, MA.