Films have a vivid & enchanting experience while it is also reflecting & depicting society and its culture. Cinema's in most of the countries including our own Indian has been more than just not being entertainment medium but also has been thought provoking, awakening people and helped in part for social change. We at CADABAM'S organise Film Festival a carnival of world class movies with a therapeutic aim for persons with mental illness.
Watching a movie with conscious awareness can be similar to experiencing guided visualization. It has a magical effect, more than any other story telling medium. They have the power to draw us out of ourselves & into the experience of their characters. Using films as a tool is consistent with traditional aims & methods of Psychotherapy. Films package situations & strategies in narratives that can became basis for discussions before, during & after the viewing. This is the very method & structure of CADABAM'S FILM FESTIVAL
CADABAM'S FILM FESTIVAL
is wholly organized by group of residents of CADABAM'S guided by counsellor. With the resounding success of organising Film Festivals with a therapeutic aim the team surged ahead in organising a work shop on REEL THERAPY to have professionals trained in the utilising movies for therapy. The wells know Reel Therapist Dr Birgit Wolz was flown from USA to conduct the work shop in Bangalore. (For more information see REEL THERAPY)
Cadabam's Film Festival 2012
Cadabam's Film Festival 2011