Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2015

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9999 9999
9999 and The Silence Of The Flies
9999 (Country: Belgium; Year: 2014; Director: Ellen Vermeulen)
A documentary following five different inmates in Merksplas’ Prison who are held indefinitely because they are mentally ill.
The Closer We Get (Country: UK, Ethiopia; Year: 2015; Director: Karen Guthrie; Writer: Karen Guthrie, Karen Guthrie; Stars: Karen Guthrie, Ian Guthrie, Ann Guthrie), Official Site
Auto- biographical documentary about an apparently ordinary family having to stoically deal with broken dreams and hidden secrets.
Dancing With Maria (Country: Argentina, Italy, Slovenia; Year: 2014; Director: Ivan Gergole; Stars: Maria Fux)
A 90 year old dancer whose body is gradually failing her perseveres in her work with physically and mentally disabled dance students.
Dead When I Got Here (Country: UK, Mexico, US; Year: 2015; Director: Mark Aitken; Writer: Mark Aitken)
A young man from Juárez, weak with gangrene, is dumped by his parents in a psychiatric institution run by its inmates.
Garnet's Gold (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Ed Perkins; Stars: Garnet Frost)
A highlander searches obsessively for a hoard of treasure he believes was hidden by Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Good Girl (Country: Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Solveig Melkeraaen; Writer: Solveig Melkeraaen; Stars: Ravn Lanesskog, Solveig Melkeraaen)
A documentarian hit by depression turns her camera on herself.
Ida's Diary (Country: Norway, Finland, UK; Year: 2014; Director: August B. Hanssen)
The video diary of a young woman struggling with borderline personality disorder.
Juanicas (Country: Canada, Mexico; Year: 2015; Director: Karina Garcia Casanova; Stars: Juan Casanova, Karina Garcia Casanova)
A filmmaker records her brother's relapse into depression and paranoia.
The Silence Of The Flies (El Silencio De Las Moscas) (Country: Venezuela; Year: 2013; Director: Elizier Arias)
A documentary looking at the mysterious suicide epidemic in the Venezuelan Andes and meeting two women who have lost their daughters to it.
So You're Going Crazy... (Country: Canada; Year: 2010; Director: Hilary Dean)
Interview footage and animation combines to communicate the experience of shifting reality and psychoses.

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