The closure of the North Wales Hospital - or "Denbigh Mental", as the locals used to call it - in 1995 had a huge impact on the small community of Denbigh. Not only was it basically self sufficient and able to accomodate more than a thousand patients at its peak, but it also offered work for many families in the town. Almost every household was connected to the complex in one way or another. In its almost 150 years of existence Denbigh Mental has experienced many changes. The now derilict buidling still holds memories for many - some joyful and some very dark ones. This film explores the legacy of the institution and asks about the future of the rundown place.
This film was made by MA students at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester, in the spring term 2013 as part of the course "Beyond Observational Cinema".