Free Film Screening with Q&A: Voices From Within - A Documentary
Please join Joy Haynes (Director/Producer), the Polizzi Clinic, the University of Utah School of Social Work, the ACLU of Utah, the Disability Law Center of Utah, and Utah Pride Center at this very special screening of Voices From Within. The screening will be followed by a Q&A Panel with Dr. Noel Gardner and Ret. Judge Judith Atherton. Doors open at 6:00pm and the screening begins at 6:30pm. The Q&A will wrap up by 8:45pm.
A ticket is not required for entry, but very helpful to keep track of numbers! Please note that a ticket does not guarantee entry, please arrive on time to ensure entry. RSVP >>
Voices From Within - A Documentary
Monday, October 19, 2015
Salt Lake City Library Auditorium,
210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Voices From Within brings you into a world most people never see – a mental institution housing individuals “found not guilty by reason of insanity.” For the first time in the history of Saint Elizabeths Hospital, cameras were allowed inside and placed directly into the hands of four individuals in care: Jimmy, Lew, Kevin and Calvin, who have been residents for a combined 160 years. Turning the camera onto themselves, we witness their transformation from examined to examiner. The film takes us through their daily routines, ongoing struggles with mental illness, isolation, and the seemingly impossible step-by-step process to return to the community.
One in four adults experience a mental health disorder in a given year. And yet mental illness remains taboo and a stigma. The intention of “Voices From Within“ is to provide individuals with mental illness the ability to tell their own stories of recovery; to support their healing process through building confidence and encouraging introspection; and to provide a platform for these individuals to use personal storytelling to connect to the wider DC community. “Voices From Within” aims to humanize an often misrepresented population, spark dialogue about mental illness and encourage a deeper understanding of the complexities of recovery.