Commemorative Months in May

Chamique Holdsclaw, an African-American woman with her locs pulled back looks intently toward the ground, lips pursed. She wears a bright yellow Nike long-sleeved shirt and holds a basketball aloft in one hand.

Mental Health Month raises awareness about mental illnesses, such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. New Day has a rich collection of films that lift the veil of silence over mental health issues.

In Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, the WNBA’s “female Michael Jordan” battles personal setbacks and stigma to become an outspoken mental health advocate. In Split, children weigh in on the emotional and psychological impact of living through their parents’ divorce. View New Day’s entire collection of mental health films.

Older Americans Month is a time to celebrate the contributions of older adults to our nation. Several new additions to the New Day catalogue highlight such achievements. In Nine To Ninety, a family’s matriarch boldly leads her family in making difficult end-of-life decisions. In States of Grace, a celebrated doctor recovers from a devastating accident to create a holistic pain clinic. Tracing Roots follows the adventures of a native elder as she strives to find the origins of a curious relic in a retreating glacier. Find more New Day films on aging and gerontology.

A still from the New Day film Top Spin. An orange table tennis ball rests in Teenage table tennis player Lily Zhang’s open palm. She crouches and looks in the direction of the ball, mouth slightly open in concentration. Her table tennis paddle is visible in her other hand as she prepares to serve the ball.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month honors the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Two new films in the New Day collection shed new perspective on the Asian-American experience. In Top Spin, Chinese-American ping-pong prodigies set their eyes on Olympic gold. In Making Noise in Silence, two high school students must balance being both Korean immigrants and members of the Deaf community. Find more titles exploring Asian-American and Pacific Islander life.

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