Mind + Body = Self Love

Synopsis

Filmmaker Attila talks about his experience with his mental health and how physical activity has helped to bring his life back into control. He recounts his journey from being admitted to psychiatrics to finding his strength climbing mountains.

Review

3/5
A documentary that explores the transformational effects physical exercise can have with mental illness.
Directed by Attilia, ‘Mind + Body = Self Love’ is a documentary film that explores one man’s battle with depression and CPTSD, and how the power of physical exercise transformed his mental health. The short is entirely filmed using a smartphone and composed of self-taped videos. The film tells the real-life story of Attilia and showcases themes of nature, adventure and mental illness.

The 5-minute documentary opens with Attilia revealing his 2013 admission to a psychiatric facility. Attilia reports about the lack of therapy and fitness at the facility, with the priority of care focusing on medication and regular check-ups. Stemmed from self-confessed vanity, Attilia resorted to physical exercise which resulted in a transformational effect on his psyche. The film educates the viewer about shinrin-yoku – the practice of forest bathing. The term emerged in Japan in the 1980s as a physiological and psychological exercise. Inspired by the practice, Attilia utilizes his physical exercise amongst nature – becoming an avid adventurer and mountain trekker.

Mind Body Self Love Short Film
High praise to Attilia for producing such an inspirational and motivational video – which will prove to be a benefit to many sufferers of mental illness. His new lease of life will spark encouragement and hope. Despite being a low-budget short with limited production value, the core message alone is paramount to its success. The audience will warm to Attilia’s charm and enthusiasm. A thoughtful film worth watching.

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Director(s): Attila
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Specifications

Genre: Documentary
Subjects: Adventure, Depression, Health, Illness, Mental Health, Nature, Sport, Suicide
Country: Canada
Language: English
Year: 2022
Published in May 2022

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Attila
Cast:
Producer(s):
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Documentary
Subjects: Adventure, Depression, Health, Illness, Mental Health, Nature, Sport, Suicide
Country: Canada
Language: English
Year: 2022
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Mind + Body = Self Love

Synopsis

Filmmaker Attila talks about his experience with his mental health and how physical activity has helped to bring his life back into control. He recounts his journey from being admitted to psychiatrics to finding his strength climbing mountains.

Review

A documentary that explores the transformational effects physical exercise can have with mental illness.

3/5
Directed by Attilia, ‘Mind + Body = Self Love’ is a documentary film that explores one man’s battle with depression and CPTSD, and how the power of physical exercise transformed his mental health. The short is entirely filmed using a smartphone and composed of self-taped videos. The film tells the real-life story of Attilia and showcases themes of nature, adventure and mental illness.

The 5-minute documentary opens with Attilia revealing his 2013 admission to a psychiatric facility. Attilia reports about the lack of therapy and fitness at the facility, with the priority of care focusing on medication and regular check-ups. Stemmed from self-confessed vanity, Attilia resorted to physical exercise which resulted in a transformational effect on his psyche. The film educates the viewer about shinrin-yoku – the practice of forest bathing. The term emerged in Japan in the 1980s as a physiological and psychological exercise. Inspired by the practice, Attilia utilizes his physical exercise amongst nature – becoming an avid adventurer and mountain trekker.

Mind Body Self Love Short Film
High praise to Attilia for producing such an inspirational and motivational video – which will prove to be a benefit to many sufferers of mental illness. His new lease of life will spark encouragement and hope. Despite being a low-budget short with limited production value, the core message alone is paramount to its success. The audience will warm to Attilia’s charm and enthusiasm. A thoughtful film worth watching.

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