From I to US. / Από το εγώ στο εμείς
Directed by: Day centre Ariadni-Service Users with Mental illness
Animation: ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΕΓΩ ΣΤΟ ΕΜΕΙΣ
Technique: STOP MOTION
Production/School: ARIADNI DAY CENTER FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS
Dialogue language: Greek
Subtitles language: GREEK
This animation was part of Occupational therapy sessions. The animation makers were the service users which made their characters, the scenario,the dialogues, they chose music and created all scenery. Within this film animationmakers wanted to show the improtance to be part of a community, to make friends that can truly understand you. Also,by doing occupations with meaning and by finding community and support, helped them to move from isolation to inclusion but also from stigmatization and self-stigmatization to break stigma and self-stigma. Finally, the combination of Occupational therapy with Animation therapy gave voice to the unspoken. If you want to hear a voice you will find ways to hear it and if you want to make others to hear this voice you create channels. But the most important thing is to embrace this voice.