Phenomenal Women: Panel Discussion

Join us on the closing event of our Phenomenal Women series for a panel discussion with special guests who will be bringing their own perspectives on mental health and politics, filmmaking, activism, ethics and the specific set of challenges that women making documentaries face in the industry and beyond.

The event is taking place in the Anatomy Theatre at Summerhall, on Sunday 18 September, from 4pm. Free, RSVP required. 

Unfortunately, BSL interpretation will not be provided due to unforseen circumstances. The session will be recorded and uploaded on our website with subtitles. 

More information about accessibility at the venue can be found here

In the UK, 1 in 5 women suffers from mental health issues in a very different way from men. Improving the mental health and wellbeing of the population is a national priority in Scotland, especially post Covid. Documentary has the power to tackle stigma and raise awareness through the sharing of diverse personal experiences. Following the screenings of the four feature length documentaries as part of the Phenomenal Women programme and 

Guests: Amy Hardie, Hannah Currie, Rebecca Day, Linda Irvine Fitzpatrick (Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and Thrive Edinburgh) and others TBC soon.

Programme partners: Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, led by the Mental Health Foundation.

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.


18 September 2022, 04.00PM - 05.30PM


Edinburgh EH9 1PL
United Kingdom
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Alexandra Colta ·

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