Uproot

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A family's silent struggles with mental health care in immigrant communities. In this short documentary, director Queena Liu explores her father's diagnosis of bipolar disorder and his experiences over the past decade. Diagnosed in his forties, he spent two years in and out of a psychiatric hospital.


This film sheds light on the first time the filmmaker has an open and honest conversation with her family about his diagnosis, in the way that she never could as a child.

This film was created by 3 London-raised creatives: director Queen Liu, cinematographer Beatrice Martin, and music composer Owen Viragos.

Screening With the Program: Deep Dive: Mental Health and Homelessness :

Overgrown

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7 min | Cailleah Scott-Grimes
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Alone

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8 min | AJ Bate
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Ten Pushups Away

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8 min | Sarah Lovell
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A Human Picture

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17 min | Simon Brothers & Luke Mistruzzi
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Homelessness in London, Ontario

With low housing supply, unsustainable rent prices and a lack of social assistance, the homelessness problem h...
13 min | Lucas Arender and Madeleine McColl
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