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Filmmaker-in-Residence
Drawing From Life
Directed by Katarina Cizek
Produced by Gerry Flahive
A National Film Board of Canada Production
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The Bicycle, Drawing From Life, Hand-Held, and The Interventionists are all included on one DVD for the price of $248

Drawing from Life is a half-hour film that goes inside a group therapy workshop for people who have attempted suicide more than once.

A hybrid verité documentary and animation, this unusual film is illuminated with visual metaphor and atmospheric animation. It's also a candid portrayal of a dozen people who together, for 20 weeks, take on their fears, their behaviours and ghosts to move towards life and away from suicide. It's a surprisingly uplifting and universal story about what it means to be alive.

DRAWING FROM LIFE is a production of the National Film Board of Canada Filmmaker-in-Residence project, produced with the creative participation of Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, Animation Arts Centre.

  

31 minutes / color
Closed Captioned
Release: 2010
Copyright: 2009
Sale: $248

Subject areas:
Closed Captioned, Fanlight Collection, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology

Related Titles:
The Bicycle: Fighting AIDS with community medicine in Malawi.

The Interventionists: A mental health nurse and a police officer ride the streets of the inner city in an unmarked police car, responding to 911 calls involving what are officially called "emotionally disturbed persons" (EDP).

Hand-Held: A documentary anthology on health and homelessness, and a frank and invaluable resource for anyone interested in how media and medicine can work together to change lives.

The 7 Interventions of Filmmaker-in-Residence: The story of a groundbreaking project in media intervention at an inner-city hospital. What happens when documentary filmmaking, photoblogs, digital storytelling and more are used to investigate complex health issues?

Changing Your Mind: Illustrates new research in nueroplasticity and how the changing brain plays an important role in treating mental diseases and disorders.

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