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The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) is pleased to announce registration is now open for a private, virtual screening of the new, award-winning documentary CURED. The film will be available to screen online June 18 – 24, and we will host a live, virtual panel discussion about this film on Wednesday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.
Described as “fascinating” (Hollywood Reporter), “striking” (USA Today), and “astonishingly rich...one of the best documentaries of this or any year” (British Film Institute) – and a winner in the 2020 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film – CURED takes viewers inside the David-versus-Goliath battle that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove the diagnosis of “homosexuality” from DSM-II in 1973. The film spotlights the protests, panels and internal debates through which APA members considered whether homosexuality should be classified as a psychiatric diagnosis.
APAF is the presenting sponsor for CURED's outreach and engagement campaign. This support has allowed the filmmakers to launch an ambitious campaign to amplify the reach and impact of this documentary in classrooms, communities and educational institutions. Read more about APAF's sponsorship of this event here. Through community-based programs, fellowships, awards and grants, APAF addresses critical mental health needs and directs resources where they are needed most. All of the Foundation’s initiatives focus on one goal: A mentally healthy nation for all.
APAF is proud to partner with the producers of CURED to offer this invitation-only preview event to our members prior to the film’s national broadcast premiere on PBS in October. We hope you’ll join us to watch and discuss this inspiring new film.