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Laila at the Bridge // Mental Health Series
Tickets: FREE (A maximum of two per person)
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 counsellors will be present at each screening.
As the addiction crisis on our own soil continues to raise alarm, we look at an inspiring story of a courageous advocate fighting the growing epidemic in Afghanistan. A fierce woman and self-described bad-ass, Laila Haidari has made it her mission to provide much-needed treatment and housing to those willing to leave that life behind. Her work takes her deep beneath Kabul Bridge, to a place where Afghan women and men come to take drugs and forget the hardships of their lives. With numerous challenges and lack of support from the government, Laila refuses to give up her cause.
Join the conversation in a post-screening panel hosted by Rendezvous with Madness Program Director Geoff Pevere with filmmakers, subjects, and experts.
In partnership with Bell Let's Talk and Workman Arts.