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Mental Health Film Series

When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts. In the lead up to the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 28, we’re showcasing free docs-and-conversations about mental health and mental illness.

Films will be available to stream from January 4-28

Please note that you will need to a Hot Docs account to register for and stream films in this series.

In partnership with Bell Let’s Talk and Workman Arts.

Bell Let's Talk      Worman Arts

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Connecting the Dots

  • Canada
  • 91
  • PG
    Director:
  • Noemi Weis
STREAMING AS OF JAN 4

The first documentary of its kind, Connecting the Dots takes on the subject of mental health through the voices of young people around the world.

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Rat Park

  • Canada
  • 82
  • 14A
    Director:
  • Shawney Cohen
STREAMING AS OF JAN 4

Using a forgotten Canadian psychological experiment from the 1970’s involving rats and heroin, this conversation-worthy VICE doc examines the complex issue of addiction, revealing why the problem may not be about the drugs themselves, but the environments we live in.

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The Worlds of Vincent (Les mondes de Vincent)

  • Canada
  • 80
  • 14A
    Director:
  • Rozenn Potin
STREAMING AS OF JAN 4

This intimate documentary immerses you in the real and imagined worlds of Vincent, who, for 16 years now, has been living with schizophrenia. Filmmaker Rozenn Potin follows her charismatic sibling from his carefree childhood to his more complex present, brilliantly capturing the before and after of the illness of a loved one.

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**POSTPONED** Free Live Panel: Talking about Youth Mental Health

Live Thursday, January 28, 8:00 PM (EST)

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With COVID-19 restrictions continuing to keep schools closed in many parts of the country, affecting the ability of young people to access mental health supports, we, along with our partners at Bell Let’s Talk and Workman Arts, have decided to postpone this event in the interest of presenting this discussion in the safest possible manner. Thank you for your understanding.

Today’s youth are facing unique and unprecedented challenges when it comes to their mental well-being. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Etalk’s Tyrone Edwards will host a live discussion about the timely topic of youth mental health, featuring special guests and experts.

Hot Docs Cinema Presenting Partner

  • Cbcdocs Web

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