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A FILM ABOUT LOVE

‘A Film About Love’ depicts a story of friendship, adventure, love and loss, all entwined to create my own personal story of coming to terms with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.

 

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Director: Dale John Allen

I feel that as mental health is very rarely represented clearly, and as it’s such a wide subject matter, my piece only scratches the surface. I believe that it is not a subject tackled enough and is still rarely talked about openly. From my time in recovery I’ve learnt that the best way to tackle these conditions is to talk about them, yet it is still suppressed by so many, which, in my personal opinion, only adds to the problem and stigma that sufferers are faced with. So, after much thought I decided to stop looking towards to media and society to correctly represent me and to take the opportunity to write a piece to represent myself.

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