San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Directed by Delaney Ruston
Runtime 57 minutes
The Director, Delaney Ruston (via Skype) and Assistant Producer, Linea Johnson will be present for Q&A
Hidden Pictures is the ground-breaking feature documentary on global mental health. Ruston grew upunder the shadow of her dad's schizophrenia, (Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia, Most CompellingDoc, STIFF 2009). But how does her experiencecompare to the rest of the world? Ruston’s mesmerizing new film takes us on her journey to India, China, Africa, France, and to Seattle to answer this question. What emerge are deeply personal stories of both profound frustration and unparalleled compassion including insights by actress Glenn Close.
Delaney Ruston is a Seattle-based award winning documentary filmmaker whose films have been widely seen at film festivals, conferences, on PBS, and have been the cornerstone of mental health awareness campaigns.
Linea Johnson, is the author of the memoir, Perfect Chaos and a national speaker on mental health issues.
Also included in this screening is a short documentary
The Children Next Door
Directed by Doug Block
Runtime 36 minutes
The film takes us on a family's journey to overcome years of experiencing domestic violence and the atrocity of one horrific incident that shattered their world. Within three short months, we witness an astonishing turn of events.