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About The Program

Since 2012, Art With Impact (AWI) and California’s Mental Health Commission (MHSOAC) have been building the OLIVE Film Collection, the world’s largest and most diverse library of short films about mental health.

This collection of short films focuses on .

It is suitable for viewers high school age and above.

These films are intended to create conversation.

Each five-minute film let’s viewers into a specific emotional world that sparks unique, personal reactions.

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Mind Matters by Josef Adamu is a short film displaying the silent suffering many individuals experience during their depressive episodes.

As important as this topic may be, it is often overlooked especially amongst the Black male community. We decided to voice our perspective through this powerful short film.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    5 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Awards
    AWI's OLIVE short film competition
  • Director
    Josef Adamu