Mohiniyattam dancer, actor Anita Peter, through her social initiative I-pledge ‘Awareness For Change’ in association with MacGuffin Frames has released three short films that throws light on the need for mental health awareness and the urgency of all to come together killing the social stigma and taboo that hovers around mental health.
Anita brings about not stories however experiences, learning and also ways to approach a difficulty when one goes through the same. The films have been directed by Anshul Sinha, which has cinematography by Sandeep Aluri, with background music by Rejo Abraham Mathew and the cast comprises Sumit Keshri, Anita Peter and Neha Peter.
Each film reflects different angles of mental health and the possibility of giving up in the struggle. It strongly shows the ray of hope in the struggle and the need to stay alive. The short films are based on Anita Peter’s book titled, To win your battles, Stay Alive to be launched on October 30. The opening poem in the book speaks about the circle of life that each individual would relate to at some point in their lives.
Anita Peter has acted in two television series in Malayalam, Tamil, in an award-winning telefilm, a commercial film and is a theatre actor. A mother of two, she is a woman driven by passion and not by success. She was a top 10 finalist in the Gladrags Mrs India Pageant and also a Kerala State Champion in artistic and figure roller skating in her earlier days. She has recovered from depression and has her experiences during her struggles coming out of the same.