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Migration in Film Series: Can (2006) to be Screened on 11/4/2015

Room 2102 Shoemaker Hall
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Please join the Center for the History of the New America for a showing of Can (2006) as part of the Migration In Film Series. The series is dedicated to screening excellent films centered on the experience of migration and migrants - all are free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be served.

Mimi Khúc will lead a short discussion about Can.

Synopsis: What does it take to heal from mental illness? Can Truong, a war refugee who was among the millions of boat people who fled Vietnam in the 1970's, was a model student aspiring to become a doctor, when he was diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. After years of unsuccessfully trying conventional medical treatments for his mental illnesses, Can becomes involved in the mental health consumer movement, a social and political effort by people labeled with mental illnesses who believe in recovery through self-determination and peer support. Inspired by his peers, he embarks on a healing journey of a different kind: trying to reconcile cultural differences with his very traditional Confucian father and attempts to make sense of his childhood wounds. He serves as a volunteer on numerous mental health organizations that promote recovery and explores spiritual and holistic healing modalities. For more on the film, view the documentary's website here.