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Sleep is for the Strong

The Sleep is for the Strong documentary film features over 50 MIT students sharing personal stories of student life challenges and mental health issues with suggestions for improvement to raise awareness and initiate a conversation on bringing about healthier student lifestyles.

  • Sahar Hakim-Hashemi
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    53 hours 55 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Sahar Hakim-Hashemi

My name is Sahar Hakim-Hashemi. After graduating from MIT in 2013, I began the "Sleep is for the Strong" campaign and documentary film project to raise awareness about student mental health issues and the importance of healthier student lifestyles with hopes for improvement.

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Director Statement

Many students across all universities experience mental health issues without much conversation about it. The "Sleep is for the Strong" documentary was made to promote collective healing and conversation regarding student mental health issues.