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Angels Don't Have Headlights
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presented by Edward Mason; produced by Edward Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 43 mins
Psychiatrist Dr. Edward Mason, produced this sensitive film on bereavement. It shows four children aged three to eleven, who lost a family member through death. Skillfully interviewed by a pediatrician or a psychologist, the children reveal their fantasies, their fears and their grief. Angels Don't Have Headlights...
presented by Edward Mason; produced by Edward Mason (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 43 mins
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Before They Fall off the Cliff
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written by Art Holliday; directed by Art Holliday (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour
This is a story of a family where paranoid schizophrenia took its heavy toll, but also gave it the courage to forgive and to enlighten others about mental illness. In 1994, Matthew McBride, the youngest son of a suburban St., Louis family was fighting a difficult battle with paranoid schizophrenia. Imaginary voice...
written by Art Holliday; directed by Art Holliday (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour
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A Deathly Silence
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produced by Sandra Harvey, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
This powerful film examines the intellectual attraction of suicide to a vulnerable teen and the catastrophic impact on his family. Campbell Bolton came from a high achieving, middle class family and had no background of drug abuse, violence or psychiatric illness. He was funny, charismatic and extremely intelligen...
produced by Sandra Harvey, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 1 hour 5 mins
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Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse
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produced by Laura LeMarr (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 38 mins
In this moving documentary three women and one man recall emotionally the childhood sexual traumas that destroyed their youth. They speak candidly about the recovery process which released them from symptoms that had plagued their lives - lack of self esteem, depression, suicidal thoughts and disassociative behavi...
produced by Laura LeMarr (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 38 mins
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Hope on the Street
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written by Michael Isip; directed by Michael Isip; produced by Michael Isip, KQED-TV (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour 5 mins
Mental illness is a devastating problem that affects one in five people. In California alone, an estimated 50,000 mentally ill people sleep on the street each night and thousands of others go to jail or a crisis hospital. Stigma, shame and discrimination keep an estimated 80% of the mentally ill from seeking treat...
written by Michael Isip; directed by Michael Isip; produced by Michael Isip, KQED-TV (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2003), 1 hour 5 mins
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Out of My Mind
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written by Katie Cadigan; directed by Katie Cadigan; produced by Katie Cadigan (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 29 mins
Out of My Mind is an intimate portrait of twenty-three year old John Cadigan, the filmmaker's brother who became seriously mentally ill while he was an art student at college. Soon after his first psychotic break John asked his sister, the filmmaker and his primary caretaker, to document his story. Filmed over thr...
written by Katie Cadigan; directed by Katie Cadigan; produced by Katie Cadigan (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 29 mins
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Sigmund Freud:  His Offices and Home, Vienna, 1938
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written by Eli Wallach, 1915- and Edmund Engelman; directed by Gene Friedman; produced by Gene Friedman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1975), 17 mins
This film admits viewers to a private world where few were privileged to enter. It is based on the historic pictures taken by Edmund Engelman, just before Sigmund Freud fled to England to escape Nazi rule. Freud created an extraordinary environment at 19 Berggasse that enriched and stimulated him as he worked. Th...
written by Eli Wallach, 1915- and Edmund Engelman; directed by Gene Friedman; produced by Gene Friedman (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1975), 17 mins
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Beyond the Borderline
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written by John Peter Spellos; produced by John Peter Spellos, Olive Tree Productions, Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 13 mins
This documentary revisits five women suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. We met them last six years ago in an earlier film (Borderline Syndrome: A Personality Disorder of Our Time) about this controversial diagnosis. While the first film concentrated on clinical issues, this new production allows us to...
written by John Peter Spellos; produced by John Peter Spellos, Olive Tree Productions, Inc. (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 13 mins
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Blind Spot
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directed by Vanessa C. Laufer; produced by Boja Vasic (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 44 mins
Vanessa enjoyed a loving, secure family life until the age of twelve when her sixteen-year-old sister began having schizophrenic episodes. From that moment on, life in the family was fraught with concern and anxiety for the mysterious, unpredictable and frightening behavior of her adored sibling. In Blind Spot, Va...
directed by Vanessa C. Laufer; produced by Boja Vasic (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 44 mins
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Deception: Munchausen's Disorder
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produced by Nicholas Kent (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 51 mins
People afflicted with Munchausen's disorder invent illnesses in order to be admitted to a hospital. They repeatedly turn up in emergency rooms, claiming to be in acute distress and falsifying their medical histories. So convincing is their deception that they may even be operated on needlessly. This powerful docum...
produced by Nicholas Kent (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 51 mins
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