Monday, September 19, 2011


If you ever wondered how art factors into mental health and healing, you have to check out this movie, Marwencol. It is the riveting story of how Mark Hogancamp overcame a vicious mugging that left him severely impaired with extensive brain damage. It is remarkable how the photographs he took of his work conveyed the deep emotion and drama of the scene. There is a fusion of what is real and what is imagined which gives the work an immediacy and extraordinary power. The filmmakers of this documentary were also masterful in how they told the story.

You can stream the movie thru Netflix. Also, Marwencol is the name of his imaginary town. You can learn more about the entire project HERE.

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