Menti in corto

ideato e promosso da / conceived and promoted by Comunità Terapeutica Assistita / Assisted Therapeutic Community “Sentiero per la Vita”, Calatafimi – Trapani
del gruppo imprenditoriale / of the business group Xenia Salus s.r.l.
con la collaborazione di / in collaboration with Intents s.r.l.
Società Italiana di Riabilitazione Psicosociale (SIRP) – Sicilia45 years after the “Basaglia” law that led to the closure of mental institutions, the Sole Luna Doc Film Festival proposes to the audience some of the winning films of the Contest Menti in Corto addressed to mental health service users and operators.
The short film contest was born in 2020, during the pandemic, and it was conceived and promoted by the Assisted Therapeutic Community “Sentiero per la Vita” of Calatafimi (Trapani), of the business group “Xenia Salus s.r.l.” in collaboration with “Intents s.r.l.” and of Sicilian section of “Italian Psychosocial Rehabilitation Society”, that has dual purposes: rehabilitation and research.
The realization of the short, online meetings between operators and users of different structures and the possibility of users themselves to express an opinion on shorts in competition, are opportunities and testbed to inspire creativity and artistic and social competence of each participant, and to promote networking
by activating change processes that
support psychiatric rehabilitation.
The production of the short made use of young directors and/or visual artists who have worked in teams with psychologists, operators and patients of the structures. The topic of the second edition of Menti in corto 2023 is: «From old to new… at least I will pursue! Postcards from my land, between origins and changes».
Participation is open to groups of guests and CTA operators, housing communities, associations, cooperatives, residential and semi-residential structures or groups expressly formed by at least four people coordinated by mental health operators.

Il treno dei desideri

di / by Giulia Di Maggio
presentato da / introduced by Comunità Terapeutica Assistita / Assisted Therapeutic
Community La Rinascita, Villarosa – Enna
Italia, 2020, 12′

In a suspended time and place, a traveler finds himself at a peculiar station. A silent conductor, a vermilion train in the middle of a forest, an announcement beckoning other travelers, and a gramophone that gets stuck on the same note each time. Likewise, the train stands still and its passengers remain waiting for a journey that never begins, that seems to have to last forever. But an encounter seems to rekindle for them a different destiny.

Gesù in Ferie…
Tanto immaginare non costa nulla

di / by Michele Bia
presentato da / introduced by Cooperativa sociale / Social Cooperative Questa Città, Gravina di Puglia – Bari
Italia, 2021, 18′

Daily and extraordinary stories of various households during the lockdown: the couple who quarrel because the husband, not working, discovers that his wife does not know how to cook and for a lifetime has been buying things already prepared; the elderly couple who, out of superstition, put on the waltz of their first dance every day; Giovanna, the supermarket cashier, who has never smiled in her life because of ugly, crooked teeth, and now that she has had them done she has to wear a mask; Remo, the carabiniere, who is in love with Giovanna. All these stories are told by the voice of Pasquale, a patient of a group-apartment, a guest of a social cooperative.