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Ann Arbor MI 03-07-2018 03-08-2018 Join us for a free screening of multi-award winning feature film BRIDGE and panel discussion with filmmaker, Dr. Amit Biswas.

Compassionate Healthcare and Leadership with Intelligent Kindness: Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Global Settings

icon to add this event to your google calendarMarch 7-8, 2018
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
1690 SPH I, 1755 SPH I
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Sponsored by: Office of Global Public Health, Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation
Contact Information: Chinyere Neale, nealee@umich.edu

Join us for a free screening of multi-award winning feature film BRIDGE and panel discussion with filmmaker, Dr. Amit Biswas. March 7th, Room 1690 SPH I 2:30 pm Introduction of filmmaker and screening of film excerpt 3:30 pm A discussion with Dr. Amit Biswas 4:00 pm Q&A with Dr. Amit Biswas March 8th, Room 1755 SPH I 5:30 pm Introduction of filmmaker and full screening of BRIDGE 7:20 pm Q&A with Dr. Amit Biswas *free popcorn with film screening* BRIDGE (NR, 125 min), is the life-affirming story of the chance meeting of two suicidal strangers on a bridge over the Ganges, both experiencing immense emotional distress. Their meeting initially brings great challenges but eventually, 'healing' and wholeness to both lives. Dr. Amit Biswas, a UK-based neuro-psychiatrist who specializes in mental health issues in South Asia, has been working to raise awareness about mental health related diseases globally. Amit is also a filmmaker, and has recently made BRIDGE, an award-winning film that deals with these issues. Dr. Biswas hopes to foster dialogue for mental health research and awareness, compassionate healthcare, leadership, and the importance of intelligent kindness in dealing with such issues.