Week long workshop in Assam to help students build media tools for effective awarness on Mental Health and in the process create meaningful
photos and tell stories.
To increase the visibility of mental health issues, PPT held a “Developing Communication Tools for Generating Mental Health Awareness” workshop with Ashadeep, Guwahati to provide guidance and mentorship to university and college students at JyotiChitraban Film Institute, Guwahati from 8th to 14th July, 2012.
The project included guiding and mentoring college and university students in a 7 days residential workshop at Jyoti Chitraban Film Institute, Guwahati to develop three short films, photographs, posters and clippings on mental health with the help of Ashadeep. The students were guided on filmmaking aspects like direction, camera, light, sound, and editing.
The workshop with Sudharak sir was a big success because we were able tospread the word about mental health to the general people. Sudharak sir is avery good mentor and taught us a lot about photography. He is our guru.
- Plabita, Workshop Participant
Students from various institutions across Assam were invited to express their ideas about the issue through sending their projects on mental health. Forty students were finally selected and invited to take part in the workshop on. National award winning film director Mr. Sunzu Bachaspatimayum from Manipur accompanied PPT’s founder Sudharak Olwe to guide the students in transforming their ideas into PSAs (public service announcement).
It was my first experience of bringing Psychology into the medium of communication, and it made me aware of the gap that exists between the discipline and the common masses. It helped me identify the various mediums through which I can reach out to people about psychological conditions and how even an image or clip can convey more powerfully than words.
-Kantadorshi Parashar, Workshop Participant
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