STATE OF MIND is the first African documentary feature film looking at mental illness disorders, and how they are treated and eventually managed.
It has been screened at international film festivals and won awards in Africa, Europe and the United States of America.
Award winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Hopewell Chin’ono follows the work of leading African psychiatrist, Prof. Dixon Chibanda.
Zimbabwean music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi wrote the documentary film soundtrack for State of Mind.
It is the last known piece of work he produced before he passed on in January 2019.
He also sings a full-length song at the end of the film, a classic from his catalogue.
The filmmaking process got assistance from http://osisa.org
For a High Resolution or Commercial copy of the film, please get in touch with Hopewell Chin’ono at firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp him on +263778658680.
You can also follow Hopewell Chin’ono on twitter @daddyhope or his Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/daddyhope
You can also get in touch with Prof. Dixon Chibanda on his email address, email@example.com or follow him on twitter @DixonChibanda
State Of Mind twitter handle is, @stateofminddoc facebookpage: https://www.facebook.com/stateofminddoc/
About Hopewell Chin’ono’:
Hopewell Chin’ono was the CNN African Journalist of the year in 2008.
He has a degree in International Journalism from London’s City University and a Master of Arts degree in Documentary Filmmaking from Brunel University, London.
He is a Harvard University Nieman Fellow and also a Fellow at the African Leadership Institute at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.
More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopewell_Chin%27ono
About Dixon Chibanda:
Dixon Chibanda is professor of psychiatry, consultant doctor and director of the Wellcome Trust funded African Mental Health Research Initiative supported by the African Academy of Sciences based in Nairobi, Kenya.
He teaches at the University of Zimbabwe and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
He is principle investigator on several research programmes and sits on the editorial board of the Lancet Psychiatry International Journal.
He developed and set up the Friendship Bench, a brief psychological intervention delivered by community health workers which has been successfully scaled up in Zimbabwe and introduced to other countries.
Dixon Chibanda is also an Aspen New Voices Alumni.
His research interest focuses on the development of interventions delivered by non-professionals aimed at narrowing the treatment gap for mental, neurological and substance use disorders.
He is a black belt martial arts instructor and is passionate about using alternative interventions such as tai-chi and karate to enhance resilience in young people.
Both Hopewell Chin’ono and Dixon Chibanda live in Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare.
State of Mind, a Television International Production @2019