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Documentary Screening of "The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Stories from MPA"

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 from 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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Documentary Screening of "The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Stories from MPA"

Vancouver's MPA (Mental Patients Association) was formed in 1970-71 as a grassroots response to deinstitutionalization and tragic gaps in community mental health. Inverting traditional mental health hierarchies, the group had former patients and allies in charge. MPA provided homes, work, and a sense of belonging and self-determination to ex-patients. 

Working collaboratively with academic scholars and talented young artists and film-makers, a group of early MPA members created a 36 minute documentary. Provocative, passionate and engaging, this film has something important to say about social justice, community-building and mental health today. 

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Gallery Gachet
9 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4
Canada

Thursday, 22 February 2018 from 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)


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Gallery Gachet is an artist-run centre committed to demystifying and challenging issues related to mental health and social marginalization in order to educate the public and promote social and economic justice through artistic means. Our gallery and studio space, precariously balanced in a neighbourhood undergoing advanced gentrification, has emerged as a symbol of creative refuge and artist-driven authenticity.

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