A documentary film about the Vermont-born Me2/Orchestra, the first orchestra ever created by and for people living with mental illness and the people who support them.

Produced and directed by Margie Friedman & Barbara Multer-Wellin

Virtual Panel Discussion: June 9 @ 7:00 PM
Access to Documentary Screening: June 7-10 (at your leisure)


The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont (NAMI Vermont) is very pleased to be partnering with the producers of Orchestrating Change to offer a screening and panel discussion. The panel discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00 pm. and will include the producers, Margie Friedman and Barbara Multer-Wellin; co-founders of the Me2/Orchestra, Ronald Braunstein and Caroline Whiddon; musicians featured in the film, Carole, Dylan, and Marek; and family member Ann.

Access to the full-length documentary will be available June 7-10, 2021. We recommend watching the film prior to the panel discussion on June 9th. Registration is REQUIRED to access the film for free viewing online during this limited timespan.

ORCHESTRATING CHANGE tells the inspiring story of Me2/Orchestra, the only orchestra in the world created by and for people living with mental illness and those who support them. Co-founded by Ronald Braunstein, once a world-renowned conductor whose career was shattered when his own diagnosis of bipolar disorder was made public, the mission of the orchestra is to erase stigma one exhilarating concert at a time. As they rehearse, perform and prepare for a major concert, these extraordinary musicians have no idea how much the orchestra will change their lives in poignant and powerful ways.

With compelling characters, striking animation, and humor, ORCHESTRATING CHANGE addresses many of the myths about mental illness by showing what living with a mental illness is really like—with both setbacks and accomplishments.

For more information or if you have questions, contact: Laurie Emerson – lemerson@namivt.org.

Watch a Preview: www.orchestratingchangethefilm.com