Film I made
Heroes from “The Abandoned” are nominated for a prestigious international award!
Congratulations to Natalia, Raul and Oscar and all members of Colectivo Chuhcan for their nomination to the Index Freedom of Expression Award. Members of the Colectivo were featured in a film I produced for Channel 4 called “Unreported World:The Abandoned” and their nomination is recognition of their struggle for the rights of people with mental health disabilities in Mexico.
What makes the Colectivo unique is that every single one of them has had and often continue to have their own struggle with mental health – they heroically have come together to fight their own inner demons and push for positive change and help others in their own situation. And now they are being internationally recognized for their stellar work – congratulations!