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Impact of mental health on Canadian immigrants to be discussed at Richmond library event

Themes from award-winning documentary The World is Bright will be discussed.
The World is Bright Talk
Richmond Public Library is hosting a discussion on the impact of mental illness on immigrant families.

The Richmond Public Library (RPL) is hosting a free event to talk about the impacts of mental illness and how it affects immigrant family on March 30 and 31.

This free event is hosted in partnership with Story Money Impact, a Canadian charity helping filmmakers spread the message of their work, to talk about themes explored throughout local filmmaker Ying Wang’s documentary The World is Bright.

A panel of experts and the film’s director will discuss themes such as stigma surrounding mental illness, resources available to immigrant families, disconnection from global migration and more.

“For issues as complex as those at the intersection of immigration, mental health and law, films and stories like The World is Bright is one of the most powerful tools to educate and engage,” said Anthony Swan, outreach director at Story Money Impact.

“We are proud that Richmond Public Library is holding the space for these urgent conversations in a city that was home to the protagonists of the film.”

The documentary follows the journey of the grieving parents of Shi-Ming as they uncover the truth behind their son’s death by suicide.

The virtual event will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on March 30 and 31.

For more information and to register for the event, visit the library’s website.