Friday, October 28, 2022Time:
2:00 - 4:00PM ESTLocation:
New England Aquarium's Simons Theatre1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA This event is free of cost. However, you must RSVP to attend.
Join us for the Massachusetts Premiere Screening of Our Turn To Talk followed by Q&A with Keynote Speaker Anastasia Vlasova and the film's Director, Beth Murphy.
Anastasia Vlasova's Keynote presentation titled Seek Digital Wellness, Unleash Your Creativity
is directly before the film at 1:45pm EDT at the Simons Theatre.After the program, attendees are invited to participate in a quiet, private walk-through of the New England Aquarium.OUR TURN TO TALK (70 mins)
OUR TURN TO TALK is a co-production of Principle Pictures
and PBS-WETA’s WellBeings
When a high school senior learns that storytelling saves lives, she starts a podcast to share the hardship, hope and transformation she and other teens have gone through navigating the downs and ups of their mental health journeys.
Teenagers are putting an end to mental health stigma. To do it, they’re telling their own stories – unfiltered – in the documentary film and teen-hosted podcast series OUR TURN TO TALK.
From skyrocketing rates of anxiety and depression to the impacts of racism, social media and the pandemic, their struggles and triumphs carry a powerful message: Storytelling saves lives.
That truth is what motivated high school senior Anastasia Vlasova to start a podcast. And audiences are along for the ride as she pulls up to the mic to share her story and travels across the country to give other teens a chance to share theirs.
Real, raw and life-affirming, OUR TURN TO TALK
comes at a time when it’s needed most. It’s become a defining film, podcast series and impact project to normalize conversations about mental health with young people and all those who care about them.A NOTE FROM ANASTASIA VLASOVA - PODCAST HOST, OUR TURN TO TALK
My generation is the first to be outspoken about our mental health. But we have a long way to go to help others do the same. OUR TURN TO TALK is using storytelling and research to demonstrate that our feelings are more than teenage angst. With every worry, stressor, and childhood trauma we share through conversation, we defy the societal norm of concealing what might stigmatize us. In doing so, we’re shaping a new, more empathetic world where mental well-being is a priority for everyone.
This film and its companion podcast series transcend generational barriers, revealing that vulnerability is an aspirational strength and source of connection for everyone.