Unbreakable Minds

Every child is born full of promise, ready to go forth into the world and meet his or her destiny. But for those diagnosed with schizophrenia in the prime of their lives, independence, acceptance, and even a place to call home usually slips beyond their grasp. Over three years, film-makers Abbey Jack Neidik and Irene Lilienheim Angelico followed three engaging young men living with mental illness. “Unbreakable Minds” captures the emotional journeys as they struggle with their inner demons and try to find their own place in a world that regards them with fear and hostility. With exceptional intimacy and honesty, these men speak about their darkest days and brightest triumphs, and take us with them to catch a vivid glimpse of what they go through and to experience schizophrenia from the inside out. Through their heroic examples, they also offer a challenge to society to smash this last taboo.

Sibusiso

Sibusiso is a center for children with mental disabilities located in Arusha, Tanzania. Mentally disabled children here have limited possibilities to realize their developement potential because within Tanzanian culture, a handicap is often regarded as a taboo and a punishment from God. Sibusiso’s mission is to increase the acceptance of mentally handicapped children and to give them the opportunity to discover and develop their capabilities.