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First Fortnight - Film screening: "Si può fare"



First Fortnight - Film screening:

First Fortnight is an Irish charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. 2019 will see a unique edition of the First Fortnight festival, as the organisers secured the right to host the Europe’s Mental Health festival in Ireland. This year’s festival will showcase the vibrancy and diversity of modern Ireland with an emphasis on the European community.

The IIC - Dublin is proud to host a mental health related film screening as part of First Fortnight Mental Health and Arts Festival 2019.

Si Può Fare, directed by Giulio Manfredonia, 2008 - In Italian with English subtitles.

Nello is the recently hired director of a newly developed work cooperative of former mental patients in 1980s Italy. After the closure of state psychiatric hospitals and asylums in Italy under the Basaglia Law many former patients were left with few resources and little hope of reintegrating into society. With the intention of improving the lives of his pupils, rather than just sedating them, Nello encourages them to expand their individual abilities and explore the wider world around them, although there is sometimes a price to pushing boundaries too quickly.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Brendan Kelly (Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital) and Brendan Culleton (film director of An Irish State of Mind, a 3-part documentary serie on TG4 about the history of psychiatry in Ireland).

Free admission, booking essential on


Date: Monday, January 14, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 9:00 pm

Organised by : IIC

In collaboration with : First Fortnight

Admission : Free