- Running time95 minutes
11 March / 6pm / The Box / £4, £3 (Members & Concs)
In 1971, filmmaker Peter Robinson and a small crew entered a world of anarchic madness and healing compassion unlike any other. The resulting film, Asylum, records their seven week stay in radical psychiatrist R. D. Laing’s controversial Archway Community - a London row-house where the inmates literally run the asylum. Laing’s conviction that schizophrenics can only heal their shattered "self" where they’re free and yet are held responsible for their actions, challenged patients, doctors and, in Asylum's incredible document, the filmmakers, to live communally and peacefully.
ReVision begin their programme by examining the historical significance of R.D.Laing and his challenge to orthodox conceptions and treatment of ‘madness’.
With an introduction and discussion led by Malcolm Kinney; reVision member and lecturer, in Social Work at LJMU.
The film is part of Society, Politics and Mental Health series selected by activist mental health organisation reVision to explore the social and political contexts of mental health through history.
reVision is an alliance of critically aware thinkers, such as academics, voluntary sector workers, students, social workers, service users and other community activists who are committed to promoting the social model of mental health.
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