FGIP clips 2020-2022
Made by Ukrainian filmmaker Lesya Kharchenko and
visualizing the work of Human Rights in Mental Health-FGIP in Ukraine
In 2020, FGIP, together with the Ukrainian Psychiatric Association and the Lithuanian FGIP member Mental Health Perspectives, developed a special program to combat the social isolation of persons with mental health issues as a result of COVID-19. The campaign, Mind the Gap, had several national programs, including Ukraine. For the Ukrainian program we developed a series of clips:
In 2021, FGIP developed a number of clips for the samopomoch self-help program for victims of State repression in Belarus (www.samopomo.ch), which was set up with FGHIP member GIP-Tbilisi and the NIMH in the Czech Republic. The clips showed people who either managed to overcome their trauma or learned to live with it.
In 2022, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, FGIP asked Lesya Kharchenko to make another series of clips visualizing the effect of war on persons with mental health issues and, specifically, those living in psychiatric hospitals and in social care homes. The English-language clips can be viewed via the following links:
For more information on the filmmaker Lesya Kharchenko: