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There's a fantastic line-up at this year's Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, in which features, documentaries and short films take on the theme of power and mental health. Making use of venues across the country, it will include a special focus on the psychological impact of the First World War, and it will launch its first International Writing Awards, looking at how writing can help people to cope with or recover from mental health problems and can help to educate others. There will also be an art exhibition and numerous music events, from pop to blues.
The festival runs from 1 to 19 October.
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An investigation into a mysterious cluster of illnesses in Lanarkshire, near the site of the Ravenscraig Steelworks.
Five survivors of childhood sexual abuse talk about how their experiences have affected their adult lives.
An exploration of the way in which creating art can help residents of the world's oldest psychiatric institution to cope with their problems.
Nine women talk about their experiences of postpartum psychosis.
A former drug user investigates the use of the hallucinogen ibogaine to cure addiction.
A documentary focusing on the enduring physical and psychological effects of torture.
A documentary about growing up in Muirhouse and the challenges faced by people living in housing schemes.
A boy with Asperger's syndrome goes riding on the New York subway for days as his distraught mother searches for him.
Young love comes up against prejudice.
War poets meet in a military hospital for shell shocked soldiers.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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