Filmmakers Jeanne Pope and James Galwey spent three years filming life in a rooming house. They followed a couple with severe mental health issues and the problems facing the home’s owner, Lise Bissonnette. It’s a fly-on-the-wall look at the bottom end of the mental healthcare system; people with nothing but a welfare check to separate them from the street. For mental health sufferers on the margins of society with no work, money or family, and totally dependent on the government for everything, this is their reality. Lucky for them there is someone like Lise to go the extra mile.
A documentary about the workings of a psychiatry inpatient unit in downtown Toronto seen through the eyes of current patients being treated for mental illness and former patients who revisit the unit now that they're well.
Sweet Road Movie...
Vincent, Audrey, Agnès, and Hermann are doctors, psychiatrists, social workers, and steet workers. Richard, David, and Mélik are homelless and suffer from psychiatric pathology. In the streets of Marseille, over their meetings, grows the community health care's experience.
In an asylum, patients talk, write and sulpt. All around, the place is invested by movies teams who are shooting TV series.
An uncertain reality appears.
What is this feeling of unreality? What is this madness?
Last Glimmer of Day is a concise and compelling documentary that tells the story of one family's struggle with depression and the impact of the revelation of a long held family secret. It is a deeply personal story that opens a new window on the universal struggle to overcome depression.
In the field of mental health, diagnosis and pain management have long been neglected or even ignored due to numerous, longstanding misconceptions. Nowadays, common practices are changing and gradually introducing somatic medicine to medical care. Researchers in France and Quebec have showed that the painful sensation does exist, but is perceived and evolves differently depending on the type of mental pathology.
A film directed in collaboration with « Association ANPSSSM » and Dr Djéa Saravane, with the support of « Fondation de France » and « Fondation APICIL ».
Karim is ill, mentally ill. He is 30 and alternates between periods when he closes in on himself and others of exaltation. A vacuum has gradually formed around him. Only his mother, his sister and his father Robert prevent him from going into complete isolation, at the expense of their own health.Robert often tells his son that he has to get out of it, to fight and be healed... He says it again and again to make him “take a path”.
But of the two men of the family, which one has to find his way,that path to peace, the son or the father?
Of the three million people suffering from psychiatric illness in France, a few thousand are aggressive and violent. These patients are cared for in a closed hospital, a bit like a prison. The walls are covered with electric cables and barbed wire; such institutions rarely open their doors to public scrutiny. Inside, psychotics, schizophrenics, and psychopaths are enclosed for periods of 6 to 12 months. Some of these patients come from prisons, but others are sent from other hospitals having been sectioned.
A violent quarrel breaks breaks out between a couple at midnight. Being at a realtive's house in north of Iran, they depart for Tehran in the middle of the night, but they do not bring along their son. Something terrible happens on their way.
Globalisation, competition and the development of increasingly efficient technologies incites businesses to want "to do more with less" so as to stay in the race and increase profits. Working conditions are deteriorating. Overwork and precariousness are now part of the everyday lives of a large number of workers. Several of them are suffering from burnout, psychological harassment, and mental health problems and stay away from work for long periods. Can work organisation change? Victims of exhaustion together with professionals concerned by the situation attempt to find some answers.