A drama documentary which critically examines psychiatry from the point of view of those on the receiving end – the patients. Issues such as treatments, labelling, care in the institution, the attitudes and approach of professionals and the role that psychiatry plays in our society, are all explored through the patients’ experiences and through the stylised dramatisation of a woman’s experience of entering hospital for depression.
This film is of historical interest and reflects the cultural attitudes, medical procedures and language of the time it was made. The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards. But the issues raised are timeless.