The OLIVE Film Collection

The Online Library for Interactive Video and Engagement is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

We share these films as educational resources. As works of art, they can elicit strong responses. Please take care of yourself while watching these films! We’ve created these guides as resources for you when watching the OLIVE films alone, with friends, with your children and/or with your students. These films are intended for personal viewing or facilitation in small groups. If you want to use these in more structured programs, please fill out this form for official use.

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Black and Shiny Things
Black and Shiny Things is about an individual's struggle with schizophrenia and its effects on a family, challenging the bond between two brothers. After Joseph has a mental breakdown in a suicidal attempt to reach out for help, his Mom, goes in s...
Destigmatize Mental Illness: Reject the Silence
If you think someone is considering suicide, don't be scared to break the silence. Lifelines: 1-800-273-8255 (The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) 1-866-488-7386 (The Trevor Lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/qu...
Crooked Beauty
Crooked Beauty
Crooked Beauty is a poetic documentary that chronicles artist-activist Jacks McNamara's transformative journey from childhood abuse to psych ward inpatient to pioneering mental health advocacy. It is an intimate portrait of their intense personal que...
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