The Art of Healing – Mind, Body & Soul
Film + Panel Discussion
A documentary exploring the role art has in healing a person’s mind, body & soul. A film by Meybis C. Pitty.
The Art of Healing is a 20-minute documentary exploring the role art has in healing a person’s mind, body, and soul. The documentary portraits stories of people who have overcome challenges, illness, grief, disabilities and more through the opportunity to see, experience and share artistic expressions. Although the concept of art is very broad, this documentary sees art as an spectrum, from art and music therapists who use art as a form of psychological healing; medical doctors who use art as a form of connection and empowerment to patients; artists who share their talents to help others to express themselves and people who enjoy art to get out of their stressful and traumatic situations in life.
All of these stories show the true power art can make to people of any age, ability, gender, class, and experience. The message this documentary carries is one of awareness, support, and encouragement to people struggling with mental health, disabilities, trauma, and physical pain. The message elaborates on how art can be a form of healing and self-expression and acknowledges art as a reliable source of therapy in an era where mental health is in desperate need of being acknowledged and addressed. Finally, the documentary informs artists about how they can help people through art and explore art’s meaning in a personal and intrasocietal level. Many studies prove the power art can have on someone’s mind, body and spirit; this documentary is a testament to that.