Director: Denise Chan
Run Time: 5 mins 36 sec
Screening Block: HORIZON MENTAL HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL
Date/Time: THU JUN 25 6:00PM
Ticket Options: FREE
Student, Short, Drama, Mental Health
Description: A darkroom photographer named Mitsuko struggles with self-doubt.
Director Commentary: Kaeru as made by a collective of Animation/Illustration students in the BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts a.k.a. our last year!) year at San Jose State University. The creative team came up with this idea to tell a story that many artists go through, the process of self doubt. Through the medium of animation, they wanted to tell this story through a unique perspective that the world can see.
About Horizon Foundation Mental Health Film Festival
The Horizon Foundation’s Mental Health Film Festival is an event to build awareness and compassion for members of our community facing mental health challenges. The Foundation has hosted three film festivals drawing hundreds of people to watch films, discuss and reflect. Past events have featured documentaries highlighting issues such as U.S. veterans recovering from PTSD, youth anxiety, teen suicide and postpartum depression.
“Mental health challenges are not just a personal struggle; they are a larger public health concern,” said Horizon Foundation Senior Program Officer Tiffany Callender. “We are here because mental health shouldn’t be a hidden conversation in our community.”