Alina Mendoza Lopez Highly Commended

Film & Photography

Year of study
2nd Year

Arts University Bournemouth

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“When sadness finds you” inspired by Erin Hanson’s poem, is a short art film that addresses the theme of depression.

The aim was to change stigmas surrounding mental health and encourage conversation that could raise awareness of this issue in a more positive light.

Influenced by abstract photography and the idea of using metaphors to convey powerful statements, the narrative uses a colourful palette to juxtapose the imagery with the message of the poem and therefore resonate not only with the target audience, but with those that are unaware of the effects of depression on the health.