Mental/Seishin (2020)

Pease join us Monday, March 9th from 6:30-8:30pm in DM Smith Building- room 102 for Japanese documentary screening and conversation with Director of film, Kazuhiro Soda.

MENTAL is a Japanese documentary that observes the complex world of an outpatient mental health clinic Chorale Okayama in Japan, interwoven with patients, doctors, staff, volunteers, and home-helpers. The film breaks a major taboo against discussing mental illness prevalent in Japanese society, and captures the candid lives of people coping with suicidal tendencies, poverty, a sense of shame, apprehension, and fear of society.

This event is hosted by Dr. Amanda Weiss from the Japanese department in School of Modern Languages.

Collaborators: Atlanta Global Studies Center, Atlanta Film Festival