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Did You Use to Be Rd Laing?

Synopsis
A celebration of the life and work of RD Laing, pioneer of radical medical treatment for the mentally ill.
Drawing on stories from Laing’s own life and from his patients’ experiences, and following him through a series of lectures and workshops, the film presents a portrait of the psychiatrist as an engaging, witty and irreverent character. Laing shares his insights into the art of therapy, the lies we tell each other in the name of love, the recurring patterns of behaviour that sometimes can be traced to birth, and the regrettable human instinct to suppress any behaviour and thought that is strange or disturbing.
Language
English
Country
Canada; Great Britain
Year of release
1989
Year of production
1989
Subjects
Psychiatry; Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
Laing, R D

Credits

Director
Kirk Tougas; Tom Shandel

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
92 minutes
Year
2016

Production Company

Name

Third Mind Productions

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.

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