About the Event:
Join Black Women For Wellness at the 25th annual Pan African Film Festival for a special screening of Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw. The film is a one-hour documentary that tells the story of one superstar athlete's experience with mental illness. As unique as Chamique's journey is, it reflects the challenge faced by millions of people and families dealing with similar issues.
After the film, stick around for a Q&A with the film's director and producers.
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support Black Women For Wellness in our efforts to heal, educate and empower Black women and girls.
She was the greatest women’s basketball player the world had ever seen: seven consecutive championships from high school through college, moves and flair comparable to the best men’s players, the “female Michael Jordan.” But inside, something was not right.
Holdclaw’s personal struggles to identify, cope with and recover from her mental health challenges provide a gripping and revealing tale. The film explores mental illness on several fronts: the mysterious and elusive nature in defining it; its stigma, both internal and external; the discomfort people—even sufferers, close friends and family members—have in discussing it; all set within the context of mental health public policy in the United States. The film also explores the special challenges and contradictions of mental illness within the competitive sports world and AfricanAmerican and young adult communities. Ultimately, it is an intensely intimate portrait of one exceptional woman battling the kind of demons experienced by millions.