Filmmaker and Contributor Mental Health: How Can We Do Better?

August 20, 2020

According to recent research in the UK, 9 out of 10 film and television workers have experienced a mental health issue - and that was before the coronavirus crisis. A panel of filmmakers, commissioning editors, trauma experts and policy makers discuss ways to handle difficult content for documentary film and factual TV makers. The session aims to raise awareness of practices that encourage good mental health, while focusing attention on the ethical and emotional challenges of working with vulnerable contributors, filming in hostile environments and navigating these uncertain times.


Gavin Rees (Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma)


Alyx Ayn Arumpac (dir. Aswang)

Rachel Hillman (Director of Grants and Programmes, Film+TV Charity)

Sacha Mirzoeff (producer and commissioner, Channel 4)

David DeHaney (Creative Director, Proper Content)