This documentary portraits the disturbing situation inside the psychiatric
department of the ‘Kresty’ prison in Saint Petersburg. It gives a
fascinating look at the life and the harsh conditions in the prison.
Regardless of these conditions, the psychiatrists work hard to continue to
treat their patients with respect.

“ The scum of the population is gathered here”

Despite the lack of fresh water and heating, the inmates keep hoping for a
better future, but when psychiatry fails to relief their suffering, they
turn to

Director Allard Detiger
Camera Andrei Pitinov
Editor Paul de Heer
Interview Masja Novikova
Production: Liard Kranen
a HKU and GIP Production

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