Two years ago, after forced hospitalisation, my brother was diagnosed with psychotic disorder leading to schizophrenic state. This ongoing Documentary follows and explores his recovery process, and his everyday struggles with states of his mind. The project is addressing the issue of strong stigmatisation of mental illness by conservative society which completely rejects the patient, leaving one in isolation. Simultaneously, it asks about apparently non-exsting rehabilitation program in Croatia that would allow and support patient’s reintegration into social circles. On broader level, the project looks at how family dynamic is affected by my brother’s condition, and how the presence of the illness questions priorities and individual identities.
Josip Artukovic • Clare Balfe • Eric Byrne • Marian Castellazzi • Daniel Duggan • Gabriele Mencaroni • Thomas Murray • Nikolett Pahocsa • Svetlana Shumova •