Health has never been more top of mind than during the COVID-19 pandemic. The same goes for grief. But as this year has challenged and tested our nation, we’re embracing grace and humor to help us inspire new attitudes—particularly toward mental health, social connection and the importance of resiliency.
On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, our five panelists came together virtually to discuss the power of science and storytelling to influence new approaches to mental illness—and foster resiliency in these troubled times. Stream the full panel from Sundance Film Festival 2021 below. Find the full transcript of the conversation here.
- Geralyn Dreyfous, Utah Film Center founder and board chair
- Kirsten Johnson, director of films like “Dick Johnson Is Dead” and “Cameraperson“
- Mark H. Rapaport, M.D., CEO of Huntsman Mental Health Institute
- Regina K. Scully, producer of films like “What Would Sophia Loren Do?” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?“
- Ross Kauffman, director of films like “What Would Sophia Loren Do?” and “Born Into Brothels“
The header image is from Sundance 2020.