These are our last two episodes! Bonnie & Maude is ceasing as a podcast for now, but keep up with our future endeavors at bonnieandmaude.com.
In Part 1, we interview the Latvian-born animator and filmmaker Signe Baumane. Her feature film Rocks In My Pockets chronicles three generations of her family's experience with mental illness, and Signe talks about how dedicating herself to her art has helped her live with depression. Find the trailer, rent, or buy the film at rocksinmypocketsmovie.com, and watch her hilarious and provocative short film collection Teat Beat of Sex at teatbeat.com.
This episode includes frank discussion of mental illness, depression and suicide. If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).