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Alter Ego (2 Parts)

Synopsis
A film interpretation during four years of psychiatry in Africa by an European-African crew. Traces the efforts a young male psychiatrist working in Guiné-Bissau as head of the Department of Mental Health. His task was to organise psychiatry in the state, to build a new psychiatric hospital, to trace inland patients, to contact traditional healers. The film revals a culture about to become history and a science without its very own traditions.
Language
English
Country
Netherlands
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. col. 43, 44 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale
Subjects
Anthropology; Psychiatry
Keywords
Africa; psychiatric hospitals

Credits

Director
Hillie Molenaar; Joop van Wijk

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Sections

Title
All is wind

Title
Only one head I have, not two

Production Company

Name

The Netherlands

Distributor

Name

NIS Film Distribution Holland

Phone
+31 70 3564205
Fax
+31 70 3625464
Address
PO Box 20009
The Hague
2500 EA
The Netherlands
Notes
street address: Anna Paulownastraat 76, 2518 BJ The Hague, The Netherlands

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