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A Summer in the Cage

Synopsis
Ben Selkow’s feature-length documentary chronicles his friend Sam’s battle with manic-depressive illness, also known as bipolar disorder. The film follows Sam for seven years as he suffers delusional manic episodes, battles paralyzing depressions, and tries to escape the legacy of his bipolar father who committed suicide when Sam was eight years old. By showing the difficult emotional impact of being bipolar on Sam, his family, all those who care about him and the filmmaker, the film hopes to put a human face on an illness that affects millions of families. But as this dramatic story unfolds and heads to an explosive standoff, it also becomes a unique tale about friendship and the ethical responsibilities of a documentary filmmaker.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
2008
Subjects
Social welfare; Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
bipolar disorder

Online availability

URI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZANTo_czzPE
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Ben Selkow

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$300.00
Duration/Size
82 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

34lukefilms

Distributor

Name

Re:think Entertainment

Contact
Paula Hutchinson
Email
paula@rethinkentertainment.com
Web
http://cagethemovie.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 416-769-7998
Name

YouTube

Web
http://www.youtube.com External site opens in new window

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