Stark Raven: Prison Justice

Deconstructing Psychiatry: Filmmaker and activist explore psychiatry's impact on their lives

| April 28, 2010

Podcast




Artist: Stark Raven Media Collective
Title: Rabble - Deconstructing Psychiatry
Album: Stark Raven
Year: 2010
Genre: Podcast
Length: 0:31:10
Format: 44.1kHz, 160Kbps

Show Notes:

Vancouver filmmaker Cindy Lou Griffith's relationship with psychiatry started even before she was born. Her father had been committed to Riverview Mental Hospital as a young man and continued to be sent there for the next 30-plus years. But treatments of electro-shock therapy and harsh medications didn't do much to help him. She explores the impact of psychiatry on her father and others who've been part of the psychiatric system in a series of films. One of the people Cindy Lou documents is author and anti-psychiatry activist Irit Shimrat. They both spoke to Stark Raven's Tiffany Chong.

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