No Bond So Strong
1.30 – 3pm, Saturday 12th November 2022
The City Retreat, 70-74 Church Gate, Leicester, LE1 4AL
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A mental health event raising awareness of illnesses following childbirth such as postpartum psychosis. The event includes a film screening/Q&A.
About this event
This event is brought to you by Sampad in collaboration with Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP).
This is a free event but please book tickets here. Refreshments are provided.
The film is brought to you by Sampad, South Asian Arts in partnership with Acacia Family Support. The film addresses perinatal mental health encompassing pre and postnatal depression and postpartum psychosis.
A mother, a relative, a doctor; three voices come together to paint an intimate portrait of the hopeful experiences and the hopeless feelings of being a new parent. No Bond So Strong is a film about reveling in the joys of parenthood but at the same time summoning every bit of energy not to fall apart for fear of losing it all. It’s about taking baby steps, as your baby sleeps, to open up and talk about the highs and lows of parenthood when all you want to do is lock the door, draw the curtains and never get out of bed again. This is one family’s story of postpartum psychosis.
Content warning: This film contains distressing scenes that deal with postpartum psychosis and has a reference to suicide.
Not suitable for children under 14, however, babies in arms are fine.
The film has a running time of 40 minutes with a pre/post-show discussion and audience Q&A.
Comments from live show audiences in 2019:
“Just saw No Bond So Strong. Brilliantly written, brilliantly produced and brilliantly acted. Would highly recommend.”
“What a powerful and creative play, sensitively addressing stigma, stereotype and lack of awareness of postnatal depression and other mental health issues relating to women from South Asian communities.”
“A beautifully honest and much-needed exploration of perinatal mental health.”
About the film No Bond So Strong
Film written by Olivia Winteringham / Produced by Sampad
Directed by Mingyu Lin / Director of Photography: Bonny John
Composer: Archita Kumar / Sound Recordist: Iain Armstrong
Production Company: Horizon Collective
Cast: Relative – Promila Thomas / Mother – Kiren Jogi / Psychiatrist – Alex Kapila
Funding was provided by Birmingham City Council. The project was commissioned as part of BSMHFT’s BEDLAM Arts & Mental Health Festival in 2019.
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Join us for 'No Bond So Strong' - a Leicester event including a free film screening and Q&A.
— Action on Postpartum Psychosis (@ActionOnPP) October 25, 2022