Tag Archives: film

Helping the Helpers: ‘Unlocked’ Initiative Aims to Aid Those Working in Mental Health Care

Stories from Kings Park are what fuel Unlocked

In the summer of 1967, after several suicide attempts, 17-year-old Lucy Winer was committed to Kings Park State Hospital’s female violent ward. More than 30 years after her discharge from the mental institution Winer—now an award-winning filmmaker—returned to Kings Park in New York for the first time to revisit her experience. The result was the critically acclaimed documentary, Kings Park: ... Read More »

NASW member wins best documentary

By Paul R. Pace, News staff NASW member Sherry Saturno won Best Documentary Film in NASW’s annual Media Awards this year. “Human Investment” examines what drives physicians, nurses, social workers, educators, and other professionals to invest themselves in helping others. “I wanted to try to understand what motivates professionals to invest themselves in the humanity of care,” Saturno said of ... Read More »

NYC Chapter lends hand to film on homelessness

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW played a small role in portraying the realities of homelessness in the movie “Time out of Mind,” starring actor Richard Gere. The movie was first shown in 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival, and released in September 2015. The film’s production received help from NASW’s New York City Chapter. Robert Schachter, the chapter’s ... Read More »

Social workers use film to spotlight social issues

By Greg Wright, News contributor Social worker Matt Anderson became a documentary film producer on a whim. He was working with foster children in Missoula, Mont., when he met Codie, an 18-year-old who had been placed in 17 foster homes in just seven years. Like many former foster children, Codie was struggling to reconnect with family and avoid becoming involved ... Read More »