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to mark MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK, we’ll be watching SHIRLEY by Josephine Decker

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 Toki Allison, one of the BEV team, is Shirley (2020) directed by Josephine Decker

Shirley is an American biographical drama film, directed by Josephine Decker, from a screenplay by Sarah Gubbins, based upon the 2014 novel of the same name by Susan Scarf Merrell, which formed a “largely fictional story” around novelist Shirley Jackson’s real life during the time period she was writing her 1951 novel Hangsaman.


Closed captions available on BFI Player

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