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to mark MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK, we’ll be watching Sami Blood by Amanda Kernell

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from Monday 10 May to Sunday 16 May 2021. This year, join the fight for mental health.

During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. And we’ve seen that the support we all need just isn’t out there.

For them, for us and for you – we must take this chance to step up the fight for mental health. That means fighting for change, for fairness, for respect and for life-changing support.

The theme for the 2021 Mental Health Awareness Week is nature. 

For #MHAW, the Birds Eye View Team will be watching a film a day.

Today’s film, chosen by Isra Al Kassi, one of the BEV team, is

Sami Blood (2016)

Written & Directed by Amanda Kernell

A teenage girl is taken from her home and family and sent to a state school where indigenous students are converted into acceptable members of Swedish society.

Kernell’s Swedish coming-of-age debit feature. The first 10 minutes of the film (and part of the end) comes directly from the short film Stoerre Vaerie (2015, dir. Amanda Kernell).


In South Sami and Swedish with English subtitles

Twittter: @mentalhealth


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