Mette is 43 years old. A trained nurse. Diagnosis: Paranoid Schizophrenia. After 15 years as a psychiatric patient, vast amounts of medicine and 150 electroshock treatments, she is finally starting to see her way forward. “Mette’s Voice”, which tracks Mette’s life during four years, is a warm and thought-provoking film about hope and about mastering your own life. Denmark ranks as second in the world when it comes to the use of psychiatric drugs. “Mette’s Voice” has become a strong testament against a traditional one-sided focus on medicalization of mental distress.
“Mette’s Voice” won first price as the best foreign film at Mad in America Filmfestival in USA, 2015. It has been translated in to English, Spanish, French, Italian and Coratian, because people around the world on their own initiative have translated the film. The film is shown many places and continues to circulate. Among other things it is on the curriculum at first year psychology at the UCLA.
”I am currently cutting down on my medicine, after many years. The film gave me hope and courage to face the future. Thank you.”
“This film has a strong statement, and may be of great importance for psychiatry in the future. Go for it!”
– The Outsider (Magazine)