The practice of using shackles and chains (known in Indonesia as pasung) to physically restrain people with mental illness is widespread in Indonesia (as in many other developing countries) and almost universally ignored. The Indonesian government is the first of any low or middle-income country that has established a national program to eradicate this practice. This documentary, the first of its kind, highlights the activities carried out at several levels in the country to eradicate this form of human rights abuse and give freedom and dignity to the mentally ill.
This film tells an original story about the social and political activism to free them from this practice. In particular, the film will follow the activities that have been initiated by an organization run by mental health patients.
This film-documentary is part of a photo/film-documentary series, for more info and support please go to documentaryaustralia.com.au/films/details/1596/free-from-pasung-the-fight-for-human-rights-for-indonesias-mentally-ill
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