Screening of the animated short documentary film “Last Day of Freedom”

Friends of the Semel Institute is hosting a screening of the Academy Award™ nominated animated short documentary film, “Last Day of Freedom“, directed by Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman. The film is a portrait of a man at the nexus of the most pressing social issues of our day – veterans’ care, mental health access and criminal justice.

A discussion will follow the screening featuring Professor Elyn Saks: author of The Center Cannot Hold ; Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at USC Gould School of Law and Director of the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics. Also joining the discussion will be Jim Preis, Executive Director, Mental Health Advocacy Services; Lecturer in Law, USC Gould School of Law; and Clinical Professor – Voluntary, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences.

Dr. Andrew Leuchter, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA will moderate the discussion.

Friday, February 3
Melnitz Hall, UCLA
Check-in 6:30 PM   Program 7:00 PM
Admission is free but reservations are required.
Parking is available for $12 in Structure 3


For questions email Wendy Kelman at

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