I am writing to you from a faraway land

I am writing to you from a faraway land

video with La Ferme du Vinatier

I am writing to you from a faraway land was a video project led by Kate France and Sylvie Reteuna with the patients and staff of the hospital Le Vinatier in Lyon between September and December 2017.

The participants were asked to create a letter addressed to someone – alive or dead, real or fictionnal. The letter could be written, drawn, danced or spoken. Then, together, we tried to imagine how this letter could be translated into a filmed event.

The film was entirely shot in the hospital grounds : Winter skies, landscaped parks, colonnades, and endless building work frame the messages. “Everything trembles here”, “I’m thinking about you,”

La Ferme du Vinatier is a cultural centre inside the psychiatric hospital Le Vinatier. It is based in old farm buildings which have been transformed to contain exhibition  and performance spaces. This innovative establishment acts as an interface between culture and heath issues, and proposes creative projects, courses and workshops as well as a yearlong programmation for different publics.

link to film

First shown at La Ferme du Vinatier:  20th December, 21st December 2017 as part of the festival Noël au Balcon.

Festival psy (Lorquin), organised by the Centre National de l’Audiovisuel en Santé Mentale (CSASM) projection 6th June 2018.

Inecat Art et Thérapie 30th september 2018

“Journées Cinéma et Psychiatrie”  Thursday 6th December 2018, Lyon