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.
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?
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.
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 ».
Sweet Road Movie...
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.
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