Ernie & Joe
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Ernie & Joe is an intimately and effectively crafted vérité documentary, following two Texas police officers administering new approaches in dealing with the mentally ill; challenging the typical methods of attending to these often vulnerable members of society. Weaving the officers’ encounters with those experiencing mental health crisis with their own personal lives, the film observes their humane approach to those they meet in the line of duty, whilst giving insight to the strain of their vocation. A masterful social commentary, the film is empathetic and thought-provoking and a compelling reflection on this rarely analyzed issue. RG
There will be a post-screening discussion led by Edel Doran of First Fornight and featuring Garda Helen McGrath and Garda Sandra Masterson from Templemore Garda College and Denis Long, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, HSE.
Presented in partnership with First Fortnight.
In association with Arts+Minds, HSE Cork Mental Health Service.
Supported by ESB Energy for Generations Fund.
Second Chance: Tue, 12th Nov 2019
Official Selection, AFI Docs, 2019