EVENT AND ACTIVITY
ReSource The Counseling Centre 50th Anniversary Presents: Mental Health Charity Film Festival
Established in 1973, ReSource provides professional, confidential, and affordable counselling and psychotherapy service for individuals, couples, and families. In celebration of our 50th anniversary, ReSource The Counselling Centre will hold the first Mental Health Charity Film Festival with the theme of “See the light of life” on November the 25th (Saturday). We hope the power of the movies can help raising the public awareness on mental wellness. This is also a fund-raising event with the will directly support ReSource in providing counselling services to our beneficiaries. Your participation will help make mental health services accessible to those in need.
The festival will feature two insightful films: the award-winning animation “On Happiness Road” and “Stronger,” a deeply moving film based on the true story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
One of the festival’s highlights will be our “Conversation with Counsellors” sessions after each film. These sessions foster dialogue with the audience on mental health themes depicted in the films such as pursue of happiness and post-traumatic growth.
Date: 25/11/2023 (Saturday)
Public Charity Screening — On Happiness Road— 14:00 pm – 16:20 pm
VIP Charity Screening — Stronger — 16:30 pm – 19:05 pm
Venue: The Golden Scene Cinema (2 Catchick St, Kennedy Town)
Sale of movie tickets are open now until the 20th of November 2023. Donation raised from this event will directly support the our service users.
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Title：《On Happiness Road》
Language: Mandarin (Screening) ; Cantonese (Post-screening sharing)
Pricing : $200
DOES OUR DREAM ALWAYS COME TURE AS WE EXPECTED?
Chi moved to Happiness Road with her family at the age of six. Chi worked hard, fulfilled expectations from her parents and earned her American dream – yet she feels stuck in life. Following her grandmother’s passing, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel nostalgic about childhood and starts to contemplate the meaning of ‘’life’’ and ‘’home’’. The film was nominated in the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Tokyo Anime Awards Festival and won several titles. Set in Taiwan, the film is a coming-of-age story told with much heart about nostalgia, growing up, adulthood and self-identify.
Language: English (Screening) ; Cantonese & English (Post-screening sharing)
Pricing : $500
THERE IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE PAIN…BUT I JUST WANT TO LIVE
Stronger is a biographical drama based on true events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The film follows Jeff Bauman, a victim of the bombing who loses his legs as a result. Bauman helps the police track down one of the perpetrators, while struggling to recover from devastating trauma. Bauman’s perseverance through physical and mental hardship, along with the humanity embodied by those around him, is a striking testament and an inspiration to us. We all have the potential to be ‘’stronger’’.