Hearing the Voice and Empty Shop are delighted to invite you to the North East premiere of the documentary-film ‘Healing Voices.’ This screening is part of our mini film festival and linked programmed of events that surround the ‘Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration, and the everyday‘ exhibition at Palace Green Library. All are welcome to attend this free premiere, but places are limited and need to be reserved in advance by following the link below. 

North East screening of ‘Healing Voices’
Empty Shop, Durham
18 January 2017, from 8pm

HEALING VOICES is a new social action documentary written and directed by PJ Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, and explores the experience commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ through the stories of real-life individuals, and asks the question:  What are we talking about when we talk about ‘mental illness’?

The film follows three subjects – Oryx, Jen, Dan – over nearly five years, and features interviews with notable international experts including:  Robert Whitaker, Dr. Bruce Levine, Celia Brown, Will Hall, Dr. Marius Romme, and others, on the history of psychiatry and the rise of the ‘medical model’ of mental illness.

The documentary is ideal for individuals with lived experience in the mental health system, educators, peer counselors, advocates, researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, healthcare workers, first responders, family members, or anyone who has been touched by mental health issues in their life.

All are welcome to this free event, but places are limited so booking is essential. Tickets can be reserved via Eventbrite.
The North East premier of Healing Voices will proceed a range of events on the 18 January 2017, including a guided tour of the ‘Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration, and the everyday‘ exhibition (3:30 – 4:30pm) and ‘Recovery Stories‘ (4:30 – 7pm), which is an informal gathering for people to share their stories of mental distress in a supportive space.

Information about Empty Shop

All film screenings will take place at Empty Shop, 35c Framwellgate Bridge, Durham DH1 4SJ.

Empty Shop is a non-profit arts organisation based in Durham City. The Empty Shop ‘HQ’ is an upstairs unit, and has no street level shop front. The door is subtle and can be found on the left hand side as you begin to walk into the shopping centre at the Framwellgate Bridge entrance next to Ciao Ciao Mediterranean Baker. Click here for a map.


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