Culture Revolution: What to Watch & Read in 2017
I have changed my whole perception of the world after reading these films and reading these books. I highly recommend these films and books to expose yourself to mental health issues and global problems. In its own way, each of these works have been eye opening and a must read or see.
Born into Brothels
Born into Brothels is a documentary about the children born into the red light district in India. The children are given the opportunity to learn photography from the filmmaker and it changes their life as well as gives views an insight into how they view the world.
Jack of the Red Hearts
Jack of the Red Hearts is a narrative film about a rebellious young adult, Jack, becoming the full-time companion for a young girl with autism, Glory, after faking her identity. It is more than a story about autism. It is a story about family, love, and support.
Children Underground is extremely hard to watch. It is a documentary film about homeless children in Romania who live in a train station. They all have extremely difficult lives as they have no family, no support, and no stability. This documentary will change the way you think of homelessness and neglected children.
A Long Way Gone
I couldn’t wait to finish A Long Way Gone because I couldn’t wait to know happened next. This is a memoir of a child soldier in Africa during a civil war. Knowing it was a true story made it harder to read but better to learn from.
Trauma & Recovery
This may be a long read but it is extremely critical for those who want a better understanding of trauma and mental health. It is extremely informative and can change the way you think of the world and other people. If you want to get into the mental health field in any way, this book is a must read.
Girls Like Us
You have to read this memoir. You can’t make it through 2017 without reading this. Girls Like Us is a memoir about the exploitation of girls around the world. Reading this will make you feel happy, angry, sad, and every emotion in between. I strongly recommend reading this and telling everyone to read it too.