Mental

Mental

想田和弘Kazuhiro SODA
2008
  • Japan
135min
Colour

Mental

Festivals & Awards
According to the World Health Organization
in 2002
154 million people suffered from depression and 25 million from schizophrenia. More than 800
000 people die by suicide every year. MENTAL is a documentary that observes the complex world of a mental health clinic in Japan
interwoven with patients
doctors
staff and home-helpers. The film breaks a major taboo against discussing mental illness in Japanese society
and captures the candid lives of people coping with suicidal tendencies
apprehension
and fear of society.
Director's Profile
Kazuhiro SODA