Press Release: The Inmates are Running the Asylum
The Carnegie Community Centre Marks Mental Health Week with the Premiere of THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM: The Story of MPA, Vancouver’s Ground-Breaking Mental Health Group.
May 2, 2013 — Vancouver, BC The heady radicalism of the 1970s gave birth to a path-breaking Canadian mental health organization that provided former mental patients with work, homes, community, and a chance to take charge of their own lives. The Inmates Are Running The Asylum is a documentary about Mental Patients Association (MPA), Vancouver’s ground-breaking mental health group, founded in the 1970s as a reaction to the dehumanizing experience many faced while in mental hospitals and after release.
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, the Carnegie Community Centre, 401 Main St., Vancouver) will host the premiere of The Inmates Are Running The Asylum with back-to-back screenings: the first at 4:00 p.m., followed by a panel discussion, the second at 6:00 p.m. – both public screenings will be free.
Read the full press release here.