Healing Voices - A Tasmanian film premiere.
This award winning documentary goes a long way to healing our fear of people whom society commonly labels as ‘schizo’, ‘mad’ or ‘crazy’. The message in this film is that understanding, rather than fear, is what people who have experienced these conditions need.
Healing Voices follows the lives of three people, Oryx, Jen, and Dan, who have all been diagnosed with mental illness. Oryx, Jen, and Dan are each very different, but all are articulate and insightful in describing their journey from extreme states to satisfying relationships and meaningful work. The film’s director, Patrick Moynihan, describes his film as a “grassroots, non-theatrical film.’ While the film is full of emotional triggers, it is nonetheless a must see for anyone who has been touched by mental illness, including our clinicians and support people. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "The salvation of the world lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."