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Briser les chaînes - Projection-débat le 19 mai 2017 / Breaking the chains - Screening and Q&A with the filmaker Friday 19 May 2017

La pratique du pasung, qui consiste à entraver ou à enfermer les personnes ayant des troubles mentaux, est d’usage courant en Indonésie. Le documentaire ethnographique « Breaking the chains (Briser les chaînes) » explore le point de vue de personnes qui ont fait l’expérience dupasung, ainsi que des familles et des soignants qui y ont recours. Il soulève des questions sur la contrainte exercée sur les personnes ayant des troubles mentaux, mais aussi sur les dilemmes éthiques des familles et le rôle des ressources accessibles localement.

Une projection, suivie d’un débat en présence de la réalisatrice, Erminia Colucci, et de trois intervenants: Ursula Read (Cermes3), Joan Sidawy (auteur du blog Comme des fous), Livia Velpry (Cermes3-Univ. Paris8), aura lieu le vendredi 19 mai 2017 à 18h à l’amphithéâtre François Furet, 105 bd Raspail, Paris 6ème.

L’entrée est libre.

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A film by Erminia Colucci

Screening and Q&A with the filmaker

Friday 19 May 2017 6pm

AmphithéâtreFrançois-Furet, 105 Bvd Raspail, Paris 75006

The practice of using shackles, chains and cages to physically restrain people with mental illness (known as pasung) is widespread in Indonesia. This observational ethnographic documentary explores the perspectives of people who have experienced pasung and the families and healers who use it. The film follows the activities of an organization in Cianjur (West Java) run by Indonesians with mental health problems who collaborate with families to free people frompasung. The film-maker follows the workers as they visit family homes and traditional healers and tells the stories of several individuals who are released frompasung such as Yayah, a young woman who has been chained inside a small room for 17 years.

This sensitive and moving film engages with questions around the control and restraint of people with severe mental illness, the ethical dilemmas faced by families, particularly poor families living in remote settings, and the role of communities and mental health services in addressing these challenges. The film will be of interest to researchers in mental health, people who use mental health services, people working in mental health, culture, human rights and global health, and people with interest in documentary film and visual research methods.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with the film-maker and a panel composed of Ursula Read (Cermes3), Joan Sidawy (author of the blog Comme des fous), and Livia Velpry (Cermes3-Univ. Paris8).

Entry is free.

For more information

Website: http://movie-ment.org/breakingthechains

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