On February 9, the ASR hosted a feature screening of the documentary In the Spotlight, directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Katie Cooper.
In The Spotlight is a documentary exploring social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia), one of the most common yet under-represented mental health issues experienced by Canadians today. The film focuses on the inspiring true story of Earla Dunbar, a woman who went from housebound for six years to founding and leading the largest social anxiety support group in North America and becoming a mental health advocate. Toronto-based filmmaker Katie Cooper and her camera followed Earla’s journey over six years creating a captivating and poignant story about acceptance, recovery, and giving back.
doors open 6:30pm | screening 7:00pm
followed by a Q&A and light reception
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto
All donations from the event went toward supporting mental health education/advocacy events and research with the ASR Suicide & Depression Studies Program.
Learn more about the documentary on Katie Cooper’s In the Spotlight film page.
Thank you to everyone who came out – we had a full house! Check out our event highlights video below: