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Documentary Screening of “The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Stories from MPA”

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February 22, 2018 6:30 pm
End:
February 22, 2018 7:00 pm
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Thursday, February, 22nd, 2018

Documentary Screening of “The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Stories from MPA”

Vancouver’s MPA (Mental Patients Association) was formed in 1970-71 as a grassroots response to deinstitutionalization and tragic gaps in community mental health. Inverting traditional mental health hierarchies, the group had former patients and allies in charge. MPA provided homes, work, and a sense of belonging and self-determination to ex-patients.

Working collaboratively with academic scholars and talented young artists and film-makers, a group of early MPA members created a 36 minute documentary. Provocative, passionate and engaging, this film has something important to say about social justice, community-building and mental health today.

Run time: 36 minutes
First screening: 6:30pm
Second screening: 7:30pm
Location: Gallery Gachet, 9 West Hastings

Limited space available, please get your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/myevents/

This event is taking place on occupied Coast Salish territories of the sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓ íl̓ witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam) nations.

A teacher’s guide to this film can be assessed at: historyinpractice.ca 
More information here: http://aftertheasylum.apps01.yorku.ca/en/MPA/TheInmatesAreRunningTheAsylum 

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