September Watchlist: Exploring Anxiety, Fear & Alienation Short
September is National Suicide Prevention Month so we’ve created a watchlist titled “Wellness Channel” specific to films that discuss mental health, anxiety, fear, change, and many more topics. We’ve linked the watchlist here, but also included a few of our favorite titles below. Hope you enjoy and happy streaming!
The Age of Anxiety (51 minutes)
According to the World Health Organization, anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental illnesses on the globe at the moment. Is this a disease of modernity? Or is our highly competitive and material culture itself undermining our nerves? The Age of Anxiety examines what anxiety is, and how and why it is being re-defined by medical and pharmaceutical industries.
Rough Waters (6 minutes 36 seconds)
Submerged in the darkness of her depression, Katie struggles to stay afloat in the rough waters in her life, but uncovers what matters most in her journey to recovery.
The Alien Boy (13 minutes 16 seconds)
Miki is a young Hungarian boy who cannot quite understand why he is always the target of nasty bully-attacks at school. Is it because his Mum speaks a different language? Or because of the weird lunch she packs him? Determined to find out why, Miki embarks on a journey which leads him to discover he is, in fact, an Alien. The Alien Boy is a whimsical ride into a young boys perception of discrimination, alienation, and ultimately, belonging.