New Documentary Highlights The Beautiful Side To Living With Mental Illness
The charity Anxiety UK has stated that recent research suggests as many as 1 in 6 young people will experience an anxiety condition at some point in their lives. Anxiety is affecting millennials in unprecedented ways, yet there is a lack of true-to-life stories that delve into mental health’s nuances and celebrate the power of defiance and hope; when dealing with personal afflictions.
The ‘anxiety rap’ film project follows The Knighthood Society, East London’s most distinct alternative Hip-Hop duo as they wrestle with the hardships of being young and dealing with everyday social anxiety. Through personal interviews with Nicki Knightz (21) & Henny Knightz (23), we begin to question our assumptions about mental health and today’s UK rap culture.
Knighthood’s anxiety has brought them together, the music they make reflects the complex and stunning creative world they have constructed through their endearing friendship. While shooting the film last month over a period of one day and one evening, a personal profile about embracing fear, imagination and real friends was captured. Around 300,000 young people have been diagnosed with a type of anxiety disorder in Great Britain. It is uncertain what kinds of health challenges await tomorrow’s adults–who are subjected to technological trends and social isolation. Anxiety Rap aims to start an honest conversation through raw storytelling