About Face: The Story of Gwendellin Bradshaw
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 – ** 8:00pm **
USA 2009. Director: Mary Katzke
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In 1980, at an Alaskan campground, a young mother likely suffering from post-partum psychosis threw her 10-month-old baby into a roaring campfire. Gwendellin Bradshaw sustained 2nd and 3rd-degree burns over most of her body, losing fingers, an ear and half of her scalp. As a young adult Gwendellin sets off to find her estranged mother, beginning what is a five-year journey towards healing and acceptance in this heartrending documentary. View film details and more at www.framesofmind.ca Post-screening discussion with Mary Katzke and Dr. Carolyn Steinberg.
Ms. Katzke is a documentary filmmaker living in Anchorage, Alaska. She holds a degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Texas and an MFA in Writing and Directing Film and Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 1982, she founded Affinityfilms, Inc, a nonprofit production company dedicated to instigating positive change and specializing in social issue documentaries. www.affinityfilms.org Dr. Steinberg is an Infant/Preschool Child Psychiatrist who has been working at Richmond Hospital in the Early Childhood Mental Health Program for the past three years. Trained at the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario and the University of Alberta, she is now a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia.
Co-sponsored by Richmond Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry. Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia Frames of Mind is a monthly film event utilizing film and video to promote professional and community education on issues pertaining to mental health and illness. www.framesofmind.ca | Facebook | Twitter