Aparna Sanyal will be a screening her film, A Drop of Sunshine, on Thursday, July 26 at 7 pm. This will be the North American premiere of this award-winning film. Visit http://adropofsunshine.org for more details about the film. This event is free and open to the public.
Schizophrenia. It may be one word, but it immediately conjures up multiple connotations – mad, incurable, violent, suicidal, chemical imbalances, crazy, a lifelong condition, an inevitable dependency on Medicines. This film questions this negative mainstream view of the condition, and wonders if an alternative destiny for a person with a diagnosis is possible. It charts out the story of Reshma Valliappan, who now lives a fulfilling life, free of medicines. The film explores a controversial, but ultimately empowering, view of the condition, which a small minority of brave psychologists and psychiatrists are beginning to embrace across the world. It also proposes a contrarian approach towards treatment for the condition, where the patient is encouraged and equipped to become an equal partner in the process of healing.
- Best Educational Film, 59th National Film Awards, 2011
- Official Selection, Short Documentary Competition, 4th International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala, 2011
- Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) 2010 Awards: Gold Award for Best Film: Theme
- Best TV Non-Fiction Film, Best Sound Design: Non-Fiction and Certificate of Merit for Non-Fiction Film and Cinematography, Non-Fiction
- Official Selection, 17th Kolkata Film Festival, 2011
- Official Selection, 6th John Abraham National Awards, Signs, 2012