Film director Aoise Tutty Jackson’s ongoing collaboration with Music Alive and Skibbereen’s pioneering mental health service, 49 North Street, will form part of an interactive showcase on 13 October at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre.
Three of Aoise’s short films will be screened: An Open Door (2018), Listen (2020), and Tune In with the Happiness Ensemble (2021), the latter two produced by Maggie Ryan.
An Open Door is a beautiful short film that reminds us of our common humanity, our obligations to each other, and the healing powers of music, nature, and community. Today, there are efforts in many countries to rethink “psychiatric care,” and you see in this film, which so wonderfully captures a spirit of joy and hope among those who have struggled in their lives, a new way that has taken hold in a community near Cork, Ireland. It serves as an inspiring example of what is possible. – Robert Whitaker, publisher of madinamerica.com
Aoise invites the audience into an experiential space to explore some of the practices which were integral to the making of these films.
Hosted by writer and interviewer Moze Jacobs, Aoise will be joined by Nóirín Ní Riain and Nick Murphy, who share their journeys and wisdom in Listen, for a conversation around the importance of listening, mental health and wellbeing.
Booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/listening-film-screenings-tickets-404532626977
Aoise will also showcase her most recent film Anua during an interactive evening of film, photography, poetry, performance on Saturday 15 October at Myross Wood House in Leap. For more details click here.
Aoise Tutty Jackson
An award winning director, visual artist and facilitator, Aoise is passionately committed to using the art of storytelling to make films that deliver empowering and visceral messages. Her work explores themes of mental health, feminine identity and the mystical.
49 North Street
An initiative of Cork Mental Health Services, 49 North Street in Skibbereen is a dedicated creativity and wellness hub serving communities in West Cork. Using models of co-production and collaboration as its foundation, 49 North Street aims to create a space where learning, therapeutic activities, creative expression and diversity can flourish.