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FILM & PANEL | Let’s Chat MENtal Health
November 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Men’s health matters! This #Movember, we hope to open up conversations surrounding the difficulties men face in seeking help for mental health problems. Traditional notions of male masculinity may have prevented men from “talking about emotions” – but this do not have to be the case!
Join us this 26 November 2020 (Thursday) 8pm, as we watch three short films produced as part of the SMHFF Short Film Youth Competition 2020, followed by a panel discussion.
Together, let us support the bros and men in our lives!
This programme is organized by Singapore Mental Health Film Festival and Community Health Assessment Team; in partnership with Facebook as part of their #heartbits campaign.
Say Something | Neo Duan Kai, Singapore, 10 mins
A man struggling with depression attempts to do one of the hardest things in his life, talk about his feelings.
Origami | Emilia Wee, Singapore, 10 mins
A boy suffering from depression reflects on his experiences and his struggles to fit into society’s expectations for men. The boy folds and unfolds origami to conform to what people expect of him which eventually leads to a breakdown. He eventually realises that seeking help does not make him less masculine and gains the courage to step out and seek help.
Know Me For Me | Chew Zhi Xuan, Singapore, 2 mins
The short-film screening will be followed by a conversation as we speak with filmmakers Emilia (from Origami) and Duan Kai (from Say Something), along with Youth Support Worker Hamidah (from CHAT), and Abel (from SMHFF).
Khoo Yi Feng | Youth Support Worker, Community Health Assessment Team
Hamidah Binte Othman | Youth Support Worker, Community Health Assessment Team
Neo Duan Kai | Director/Writer, Say Something
Emelia Wee | Director/Writer, Origami
Abel Peh | Programmes Manager, Singapore Mental Health Film Festival