Featuring narration by actor John Turturro and exclusive interviews with Nobel Prize Laureate Eric Kandel, Oliver Sacks, Temple Grandin, Elyn Saks, Susanna Kaysen, Joanne Greenberg, and others, How to Touch A Hot Stove is a short documentary that considers the complex variations in human experience and differences in thinking, feeling, and perception. It identifies the new civil rights movement that has emerged to combat the marginalization of those with "mental disorders," explores why that movement is more complex than other civil rights movements, and reveals the often disparate perspectives held both by professionals and those with lived experience -- as it challenges audiences to go "beyond the movement" and make a difference.

Created by Lois Oppenheim, PhD, and Alice Maher, MD
Directed by Sheryll Franko

For more information, please visit thehotstoveproject.org

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