Mental Health Film Series: Laila at the Bridge
January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
D: Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaeie | 96 min | 2018 | Canada, Afghanistan | RATING: Recommended 18+
Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema | Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 PM
Tickets are free and can be reserved through the Hot Docs website.
As foreign troops withdraw and aid dries up, one fiercely independent Afghan woman confronts the crisis of heroin addiction gripping her country, striving to stem an epidemic that threatens thousands in a society already on the brink of collapse.
“Is there really a Dali word for “bad-ass”? If so, Laila must be the embodiment of it.” – POV Magazine
Join the conversation in a post-screening panel hosted by Rendezvous with Madness Program Director Geoff Pevere with director Elizabeth Mirzaei and Akia Munga, harm reduction worker at Parkdale Community Health Centre and Parkdale Overdose Prevention Society.
Mental Health Film Series: Since 2010, Bell Let’s Talk has helped open the floodgates of conversation about mental health. Leading up to and on the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day, we are showcasing free docs that aim to break the stigma.
In recognition of the potentially triggering content of the participating films, supportive listeners will be present at each screening.
Tickets: FREE (A maximum of two per person) | Available as of January 4
- January 23
- 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
- Event Category:
- Film Screening
- Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
- 506 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3 Canada