1. 2010
    12:45 minutes

    Part 2 of the Riverview Trilogy
    BEDLAM combines never before seen archival film and photography with
    present day super 8 footage of the historic Asylum at "Essondale", now
    known as Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam, B.C. The story of health care
    worker Kay Clayton unravels to reveal her astonishing personal account
    of the hospital where she worked during two very different times in
    mental health history. In 1945, Kay was only 16 years old when she
    started as a naive summer relief staff on a large, noisy and crowded
    woman 's ward. Kay recounts her experiences on the ward during a time when
    there was little access to medications to assist in the care of these
    profoundly ill patients.

    Kay returned to work in the hospital again in 1973 until her retirement
    from Asylum care in 1988. The advent of effective psychiatric
    medications made for considerable advances in patient care with a marked
    increase in patient liberty. But then, the government introduced the
    idea of de-institutionalization…

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  2. 2008
    7 minutes

    Part 1 of the Riverview Trilogy
    Nurse Norma McMurdo recollects working at Riverview Mental Hospital (Coquitlam British Columbia Canada) from 1949-1951. In particular are compassionate memories of lesbian patients and the understanding that they weren’t actually crazy.

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  3. 2012
    23 minutes 52 seconds

    Part 3 of the Riverview Trilogy
    The story of Dr. Ralph Arrowsmith, a mid-century asylum psychiatrist with a life-long connection to British Columbia's Riverview Hospital, a passion for the psychiatric movement and an unending commitment to his patients.
    Featuring archival film and photography - this story spans 40 years of mental health history.

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  4. Short Film By Chuong Vo. Venture into the mind of a Schizophrenia sufferer. This is made to raise awareness about mental illness. This is how they see and hear the world. Don't turn your back on them just because they're different. Put yourself in their shoes and experience what they experience everyday.

    Alone but never alone...

    Starring Alicia Gall

    Music By Alexander Kokic-Schmidt

    2) AUTHOR: Chuong Vo
    4) COUNTRY: Australia
    5) GENRE: Drama, experimental
    6) MEDIUM: Video

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    'Panic Attack'
    Producer: Amina Makele
    Animator: Izabela Barszcz
    Second Animators: Matthew King / Rebecca Balint
    Assistant Animator: Harriet Titlow
    Sound Design: Joss Diggory Campbell
    Voiceover: Kiki Kendrick
    Recorded at Wave Studio

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