Browse Titles - 5 results

After a Suicide
See details
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
×
Brainstorm
See details
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
×
Despair
See details
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
×
John's Not Mad: Tourette Syndrome
See details
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
×
Manic
See details
with David Dawson; produced by Amanda Enright, fl. 1991, Fleeting Glimpse Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 58 mins
Manic is a dramatized case study about the devastating illness known as manic depression and the chaos it can visit upon the lives of all those touched by it. Co-written by psychiatrist Dr. David Dawson, and superbly acted, the trauma of manic depression comes movingly to life. Alan, a university professor, devote...
with David Dawson; produced by Amanda Enright, fl. 1991, Fleeting Glimpse Productions (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 58 mins
×