Ms. Buchanan established herself as a Filmmaker by directing and producing her first documentary, the award winning, The Blind Stigma which discusses mental health within the Black community by chronicling and testifying the stories of five individuals (including herself) on their trials and triumphs with mental health. The Blind Stigma powerfully removes the veil of shame that clouds the topic of mental illness in the Black community, challenge that misconception, give a voice to Black Canadians living with mental illness and leaves the audience more informed and empowered. The documentary premiered on February 7, 2015 and has since won the Art with Impact award, featured on CP24, City TV, G98.7, AOL/MSN, The Huffington Post and featured in several film festivals throughout North America.
Check it out:
- 5 minute version of The Blind Stigma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOSq78CycSc
- Campaign video https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=yg0lSZiGBa8