Mad Pride (Documentary)
|When:||Thursday, 4 October 2012|
|Season:||Festival of Madness on Film|
|Where:||The Film Archive, Wellington info|
|Running time:||60 minutes|
Join us for the Opening Night of the Festival of Madness on Film with the premiere screening of Mad Pride
7pm start for live music
Mad Pride (New Zealand, 60mins, 2012)
Directed by Rod Prosser
A thought-provoking and entertaining depiction of the work of a group of Wellington Mad Pride activists.
The one-hour documentary is a smattering of workshops, interviews, comedy, poems and music organised and performed by tangata whai ora (people seeking wellness) - some famous, some “unknown”. The main character is Arana Pearson, educator, musician and “mental health consumer”. It follows him as he organises New Zealand’s contribution to a new international human rights movement, which draws it’s inspiration from the Black Pride and Gay Pride movements before it.