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After a Suicide
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written by Diane Conn; produced by Diane Conn (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 22 mins
When the filmmaker's mother committed suicide two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, she felt tremendous guilt and shame about the suicide. It was years before she could say out loud "My mother killed herself." She lived her life as if nothing had happened. But when she tried to commit suicide herself, she real...
written by Diane Conn; produced by Diane Conn (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 22 mins
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Brainstorm
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produced by Lina Safro (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 53 mins
Winston Churchill described it as "staring the black dog in the eye." Author William Styron refers to it as "darkness visible" and singer Tim Finn, as "dirty creature." They are among the surprisingly high number of people who have experienced depression, a mood disorder thought to be caused by a chemical disturba...
produced by Lina Safro (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 53 mins
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Despair
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produced by Harriet Koskoff (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 3 mins
Horizons narrow for those overshadowed by depression. It shapes a life of reduced expectations, compromised talents and unfulfilled emotional relationships. It erodes self-esteem. Despair is the first full-length documentary about depression to consider the pervasive mood disorder from multi-ethnic viewpoints. In...
produced by Harriet Koskoff (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 3 mins
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Encounters with Grief
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produced by Charles C. Fauvre (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1992), 14 mins
ENCOUNTERS WITH GRIEF Produced by KARA. A mother who lost her teenaged son, a woman widowed in her sixties, and a man whose wife died at fifty-two discuss the emotional upheaval that followed. In this moving and provocative documentary, they explore both the individuality and the commonality of grief, and offer m...
produced by Charles C. Fauvre (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1992), 14 mins
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Focus
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written by Anthony Levenson, fl. 2003; directed by Anthony Levenson, fl. 2003 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2003), 7 mins
FOCUS By Anthony Levenson. Made while the filmmaker was in high school himself, Focus dramatizes the feelings of a withdrawn, depressed student with untreated, possibly undiagnosed learning disabilities. In an acting tour de force, Levenson embodies each of the multiple voices battling to control his behavior and...
written by Anthony Levenson, fl. 2003; directed by Anthony Levenson, fl. 2003 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2003), 7 mins
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Four Lives
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written by Jonathan David, fl. 1987; directed by Jonathan David, fl. 1987; produced by Jonathan David, fl. 1987 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1987), 56 mins
FOUR LIVES A Portrait of Manic Depression By Jonathan David. Four patients and their families and psychiatrists share their perspectives on living with manic depression, an illness which affects nearly three million Americans. When depressed, these patients have exaggerated feelings of hopelessness, sadness and...
written by Jonathan David, fl. 1987; directed by Jonathan David, fl. 1987; produced by Jonathan David, fl. 1987 (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 1987), 56 mins
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Hidden Wounds
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written by Iris Adler; produced by Iris Adler (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2006), 57 mins
HIDDEN WOUNDS A FILM BY IRIS ADLER “I am grateful to NECN for having the courage to produce such an important documentry. It is something every man or woman returning home from war should be required to see.” The Honorable John F. Kerry, United States Senate The psychological wounds suffered by veterans ret...
written by Iris Adler; produced by Iris Adler (Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, 2006), 57 mins
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Horizon, Season 24, Episode 3, Playing with Madness
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with Elliot S. Gershon, fl. 1990; produced by Jeremy Taylor, fl. 1966, in Horizon, Season 24, Episode 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1988), 49 mins
Horizon discovers a surprisingly creative side effect of mental illness. Many manic depressives are creative - is it in spite of their illness or because of it? Could it be that their illness is in some sense necessary?
with Elliot S. Gershon, fl. 1990; produced by Jeremy Taylor, fl. 1966, in Horizon, Season 24, Episode 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1988), 49 mins
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Inside My Mind
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directed by Sue Learoyd, fl. 1999; with Dr. Claire Gillan, fl. 2009; produced by Sue Learoyd, fl. 1999, Pioneer Productions (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 52 mins
Anxiety, a small bout of depression or an obsessional thought – all of us can have these feelings at some time but what if these persist and take over our life? In the UK, one in four people will suffer from some form of mental health problem every year. What causes it differs for every one of us: our genes, lif...
directed by Sue Learoyd, fl. 1999; with Dr. Claire Gillan, fl. 2009; produced by Sue Learoyd, fl. 1999, Pioneer Productions (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 52 mins
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John's Not Mad: Tourette Syndrome
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produced by Valerie Kaye (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 30 mins
Here is a powerful documentary portrait of John, an adolescent who suffers from a severe case of Tourette Syndrome. This neurological disorder causes him to make involuntary sounds, including a constant stream of profanity. He feels these words and sounds are forced out of him, beyond his ability to exercise contr...
produced by Valerie Kaye (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 30 mins
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