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Her Name is Sabine

Synopsis
A sensitive and very personal portrait by actress Sandrine Bonnaire of her younger sister Sabine who spent five years in a mental hospital and has only recently been diagnosed as being autistic. The film includes footage taken at her current care home as well as 25 years of home movies, and reveals how her sister’s life and vivacious personality were crushed by an improper diagnosis and an inadeqaute care structure. It sends a message to a society that has trouble taking care of its citizens with physical and psychological disabilities
Language
French (Standard) (French with English subtitles)
Country
France
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2007
Notes
Broadcast on More 4 16/9/2008 as TRUE STORIES: HER NAME IS SABINE
Subjects
Social welfare; Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
autism; disabled people; medical diagnosis; mental hospitals

Credits

Director
Sandrine Bonnaire
Contributor
Sabine Bonnaire

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
84 minutes
Year
2008

Distributor

Name

ICA Video

Email
http://www.ica.org.uk/contact
Web
http://www.ica.org.uk/49/Shop/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7766 1452
Fax
020 7873 0051
Address
The Mall
London
SW1Y 5AH
Notes
The ICA bookshop operates a mail order service selling a range of DVDs on and by film theorists, compilations of shorts, experimental and animated works, documentaries, as well as DVDs on video and performance art and installations. Also an eclectic collection of audio CDs.
 

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