Global Health Centre

Mental Health, A Human Right: “The Recovery Channel” Film Screening

International Geneva Global Health Platform
, -

Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Geneva Graduate Institute, Maison de la paix

Exclusive film screening followed by a Q&A and a reception.

Add to Calendar

Register here to attend in person



Randi Isaksen, news-anchor at RECOVERY CHANNEL, struggles to help her sister in a broken mental health system. Told through dueling prisms of documentary and narrative storytelling, Filmmaker Ellen Ugelstad unravels the complex issues of mental health, human rights and the use of coercion. Watch the trailer below.

Watch the trailer

Mental health is a growing priority in global health policy and human rights discussions. This one-night-only film screening will dissect this intersection and address the human rights violations witnessed in today's mental health care system and practices. 

The screening will include an opening address from Ambassador Tormod C. Endresen, Norway's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, followed by a post-screening Q&A/discussion with the film’s Director, Ellen Ugelstad. The event will conclude with a networking reception with drinks and canapes. 

Registration for the event is now open! You can register for your free ticket.



Welcome remarks by Felix Kirchmeier | Executive Director, Geneva Human Rights Platform

Opening address by H.E Ambassador Mr Tormod C Endresen | Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva

Q&A Session with Ellen Ugelstad | Film Director, Founder of Twentyone Pictures

Moderated by Amy Shepherd | COO of Think-Film Impact Production

Access speakers' biographies


Co-Organised by

The International Geneva Global Health Platform, the Geneva Human Rights Platform, Think-Film Impact ProductionTwentyone Pictures and the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.




This event may be filmed, recorded and/or photographed on behalf of the Geneva Graduate Institute. The Institute may use these recordings and photographs for internal and external communications for information, teaching and research purposes, and/or promotion and illustration through its various media channels (website, social media, newsletters).

By participating in this event, you are agreeing to the possibility of appearing in the aforementioned films, recordings and photographs, and their subsequent use by the Institute.

For further information, please consult our privacy policy, our FAQ or contact us directly: events@graduateinstitute.ch.