Catharsis

Created, Produced and Directed by Sarah Uwadiae

2021 STORYHIVE Open Call.

On their journey to creating a new home in North America, immigrants from the African diaspora experience racial targeting, bullying, micro and macro aggressions and worse. This sometimes result in physical and mental racial trauma.  Yet, for several reasons, many African communities stigmatize mental health and consider therapy a taboo - to their own detriment.

Catharsis is about creating a safe space for African immigrants to process racial trauma through counselling. It inspires conversations about the stigma of mental health and therapy within African communities and seeks to reveal and therefore demystify this process of healing.

This film project will be showcased on Telus Optik tv in 2022 - dates TBD (stay tuned).

Episode 1: Mpoe

Episode 2: Wunmi

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