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Friday 19 April 2019
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Mental health and movies come together as psychiatrist-turned-director holds free Derby film night

Dr Manoj Kumar
Dr Manoj Kumar, psychiatrist and filmmaker
People in and around Derby are being encouraged to come and watch three short films on Tuesday 18 July at a free movie night that will make them think about identity and mental health in a different way. 

The Trust is hosting the event, which will be led by award-winning filmmaker and consultant psychiatrist Dr Manoj Kumar. Manoj, who trained as a film director at the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), will introduce three short films: Seek and Hide, Mukhabir (Informer) and music video O Ri Duniya (O damned world!).

The event will be held at the Trust’s Centre for Research & Development on the Kingsway Hospital site in Derby, starting at 5pm. 

"New insights"

The evening has been organised by Dr Subodh Dave, Clinical Teaching Fellow and Consultant Psychiatrist at Derbyshire Healthcare, who says: “We have found that films are a powerful medium to challenge our attitudes and gain new insights, particularly in the field of mental health. Manoj left his psychiatry practice in the UK to go to Bollywood to pursue his passion and train as a film director. 

"This is a unique opportunity to hear from a psychiatrist/director about the complex relationship between personal identity and mental illness, and to discuss those issues in a friendly, relaxed environment.”

The event is free to attend and there is free parking at the Kingsway Hospital site, which is accessed from the Kingsway Retail Park roundabout (postcode: DE22 3NH) and is located beyond Kier’s Manor Kingsway retail development. Drinks and nibbles will be served from 5pm-6pm. The evening is expected to finish by 8.30pm. 

Book your free place

Anyone wishing to book a place should contact Jennifer Wildman at Derbyshire Healthcare. Telephone: 01332 623932. Email: j.wildman@nhs.net

Please note that the short films contain moments of violence and are not suitable for children to watch.