CAN – a documentary film by Pearl J. Park will be shown on Thursday, June 11 @ 7PM at the Jones Library. Can Truong, a war refugee who was among the millions of boat people who fled Vietnam in the 1970’s, was a model student, aspiring to become a doctor, when he was diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. This remarkable film tells the story of his involvement in the mental health consumer movement, a social and political effort by people labeled with mental illnesses who believe in recovery through self-determination and peer support; and of his healing journey — trying to reconcile cultural differences with his very traditional Confucian father and attempts to make sense of his childhood wounds. This film screening is sponsored by the Jones Library and the Coming Together Project.
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