This event took place on May 17 and June 7, 2023
Presented in English / Atelier en anglais
Join fellow editors and mental health advocate Malikkah Rollins from DocuMentality to explore issues that impact many editors but often go unspoken. In these two online sessions, we will discuss:
Wednesday May 17 – 7PM EDT
- Results of qualitative research DocuMentality conducted with filmmakers around their mental health and well-being.
- Secondary trauma that some editors experience (what it is and how to recognize)
- Share how others may be addressing isolation in the editing profession
Wednesday June 7 – 7PM EDT
- Sharing of ideas for how they can self and group advocate (for all sorts of issues like long work hours)
- How to handle emotions facing co-workers of the overly stressful or critical type.
The following bio is only written in the presenting language.
Malikkah is a co-founder of DocuMentality, an initiative designed to elevate the conversation around mental health in the global documentary industry. She is a trained psychotherapist which she served as for 10 years, specializing in supporting young adults experiencing mental health challenges. In her full-time life, she is the Director of Industry and Education at DOC NYC, the largest doc film festival in the United States. She’s been invited to speak or mentor with various film organizations such as TIFF, EFM, Documentary Campus, Sundance and Gotham Labs. She is a member of Brown Girl Doc Mafia, on the board of Women in Film and Video-DC and was an independent doc producer for 6 years. When she’s not busy watching films, Malikkah likes to plot her next international travel adventure.