1. Shadows and Illuminations is part of a series of ethnographic films on severe mental illness in Indonesia, based on material drawn from 12 years of person-centered research by director and anthropologist Robert Lemelson. The film focuses on Nyoman Kereta, a rural Balinese man in his late sixties, who suffers from a psychotic-like illness. "Shadows and Illuminations" explores how non-normative mental events and behavior, including auditory and visual hallucinations, can be understood or interpreted in multiple ways outside the confines of western psychiatric diagnosis. (TRT 35 min) afflictionsfilmseries.com

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  2. "The Bird Dancer" is part of a series of ethnographic films on severe mental illness in Indonesia, based on material drawn from 12 years of person-centered research by director and anthropologist Robert Lemelson. The film focuses on Gusti Ayu Suartini, a young Balinese woman living with Tourette’s syndrome. "The Bird Dancer" focuses on the social stigma of neuropsychiatric disorder and the human suffering it entails. (TRT 39 min) afflictionsfilmseries.com

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  3. "Family Victim" is part of a series of ethnographic films on severe mental illness in Indonesia, based on material drawn from 12 years of person-centered research by director and anthropologist Robert Lemelson. The film focuses on Estu Wardhani, a young Javanese man from a highly respected family. "Family Victim" examines the bi-directional influences between an individual considered to have a disruptive or troublesome personality and his social world. (TRT 38 min) afflictionsfilmseries.com

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  4. "Memory of My Face" is part of a series of ethnographic films on severe mental illness in Indonesia, based on material drawn from 12 years of person-centered research by director and anthropologist Robert Lemelson. " Memory of My Face" illustrates how the residues of colonialism and the pervasive influence of globalization affect the subjective experience of mental illness. (TRT 22 min) afflictionsfilmseries.com

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  5. "Kites & Monsters" is part of a series of ethnographic films on severe mental illness in Indonesia, based on material drawn from 12 years of person-centered research by director and anthropologist Robert Lemelson. The film focuses on a growing boy, Wayan Yoga, and is not so much about illness as it is an exploration of the protective aspects of culture that may guide developmental neuropsychiatric processes. (TRT 22 min) afflictionsfilmseries.com

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