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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia (Trailer)

Here's another clip which depicts mental illness in Indonesia. This film is one of the first films on mental illness in the developing world.

From the youtube commentary:
Based on footage shot over 12 years in Bali and Java (Indonesia). The film explores the relationship between culture, mental illness, and personal experience. The role of traditional medicine vs. psychiatric treatment, family support, community rejection or acceptance, and beliefs about its causes are explored in three case studies. 

1 comment:

robert lemelson said...

Thanks for posting this. We have released all 6 films in the "Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia" film series. We welcome any feedback or reviews, and the series is available for screening. The latest took place at Univerisity of Michigan here
Robert Lemelson, anthropologist and director