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to mark the last day of MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK, we’ll be watching Leave No Trace (2018) by deb

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 runs from Monday 10 May to Sunday 16 May 2021. 

During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. We’ve also 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. 

The Birds Eye View Team will be watching a film a day. To mark the last day of #MHAW we will be watching


Directed by Debra Granik

Granik  is most known for 2004’s Down to the Bone, which starred Vera Farmiga, 2010’s Winter’s Bone, which starred Jennifer Lawrence in her breakout performance and for which Granik was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and for this film Leave No Trace (2018) based on the book My Abandonment by Peter Rock.

“When the movie opens, the young teenage girl, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), and her father, Will (Ben Foster), aren’t just living — foraging, surviving, apparently thriving – in the forest, they are existing in a state of willed invisibility”. – Manohla Dargis NY Times

Will and Tom, father and daughter, live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

In “Leave No Trace,” she [Granik] immediately sets you down in a forest that’s so inviting, so tranquil, that it seems like utopia and all the possibilities that wistful, elusive ideal implies” –  Manohla Dargis NY Times

Click HERE for where to watch

Available to watch with closed captioning


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