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Anna Weinstein

Abstract (300 words maximum)

In this presentation, a film script analysis of Take Shelter demonstrates a realistic and meaningful portrayal of mental illness, and the criticisms of these stigmas of speaking up about mental health in working class culture. Through an analysis of the script this presentation will explain the unique perspective Take Shelter has in its portrayal of mental illness, stigmas, and hegemonic masculinity and why it is important to represent populations susceptible to mental health stigmas to help dismantle them of said stigmas.

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Screenwriting

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Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

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Take Shelter: A Screenplay Analysis Through the Lens of Mental Health

In this presentation, a film script analysis of Take Shelter demonstrates a realistic and meaningful portrayal of mental illness, and the criticisms of these stigmas of speaking up about mental health in working class culture. Through an analysis of the script this presentation will explain the unique perspective Take Shelter has in its portrayal of mental illness, stigmas, and hegemonic masculinity and why it is important to represent populations susceptible to mental health stigmas to help dismantle them of said stigmas.

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