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Out of Our Minds

Synopsis
Made at the 19th-century Fairfield Hospital in Letchworth, Herts, the video is based on the work of a group of Fairfield patients whose poems and writings offer a first-hand account of the experience of being mentally ill in hospital. Provides an insight into the debate into the closure of Victorian psychiatric hospitals and the rehabilitation of patients by means of ‘community care’.
Series
Mind’s Eye, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 52 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
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Documentation
'Six Bullets’, a collection of poems by the Fairfield Writers Group accompanies the tape.
Subjects
Sociology
Keywords
community health services; mental illness; psychiatric hospitals

Credits

Director
Greg Lanning
Producer
Sharon Goulds
Contributor
Roma Barnes

Sponsor

Name

Channel Four Television

Phone
071-396 4444
Address
LONDON
SW1P 2TX

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.
Name

Television History Centre

Phone
020 7405 6627
Fax
020 7242 1426
Address
42 Queen Square
LONDON
WC1N 3AJ

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