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October 22, 2011 6:54 PM   Subscribe

In 2003 and again in 2009, Director Andy Glynne, with Mosaic Films and BBC4 created Animated Minds, a series of animated documentaries to express the subjective experiences of various kinds of mental health disorders.

There is a rich discourse underway right now about the theories of animated documentary. For an entrypoint, see this Film International essay by Jonathan Rozenkrantz.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur (5 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 

really superb animation and should help people better understand mental illness
thanks for posting this.
posted by hopefulmidlifer at 10:00 PM on October 22, 2011


I don't have much to say other than it is a good post, and thank you
posted by edgeways at 12:52 AM on October 23, 2011


Holy cow. Wonderful. Thank you for posting this!
posted by stonepharisee at 1:44 AM on October 23, 2011


Those interested in understanding mental illness from a first person point of view might like these:

Disembodied Spirits and Deanimated Bodies: By psychiatrist Giovanni Stanghellini, with focus on how these conditions are experienced by the people themselves.

Das Gehirn: Ein Beziehungsorgan (The brain as a relational organ): German book by Heidelberg Psychiatrist Thomas Fuchs. Currently being translated into English, but you can see a recent one hour lecture by Fuchs here. Brief quote from the end:

"For the brain is not the sole producer of the mind, but rather mediates and regulates the cycles of sensorimotor and social interactions with the environment that underlie our conscious experience."
posted by stonepharisee at 2:11 AM on October 23, 2011


I just watched the schizophrenia one and it was amazing. I will watch them all next weekend.
posted by Theta States at 8:59 PM on October 24, 2011


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