One-Day Colloquium. 18th April, 2015. Drama and Film Centre, QUB.
How do documentary images influence attitudes to mental illness and psychiatry? How effective is documentary film and photography in promoting public knowledge about contemporary psychiatry-related and mental healthcare practices? Are documentary filmmakers invariably preoccupied with stories that ‘entertain’ or shock at the expense of investigating the structural complexities of mental illness and its treatment in society?