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Dialogues With Madwomen Details

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Illnesses & Disabilities, Psychology, Social Issues, Women's Health
  • Director:Allie Light
  • Cast:Allie Light.

FULL SYNOPSIS

Seven mentally ill women are profiled in this powerful documentary. Each of the disparate women are in the process of "recovering" from their diverse illnesses. They seem to lead fairly normal lives. Their pasts tell a different story. Despite racial, socio-economic, and differing sexual preferences, many of the women came from abusive, alcoholic parents. Many were victims of incest. The two women of color describe their feelings of alienation which made their illnesses worse. Almost all of them had bad experiences with psychiatrists, doctors, therapeutic drugs, and institutions. In addition to standard interviews, the film also contains illustrations and vignettes depicting hallucinations, important events, artwork, and photographs from the subjects' lives. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Sundance Film Festival Allie Light In Competition 1993 Nominee

Crew

Allie Light
Director
Allie Light
Producer
Irving Saraf
Producer
Irving Saraf
Cinematographer
Irving Saraf
Editor
Allie Light
Editor
Sara Chin
Sound/Sound Designer
Fawn Yacker
Additional Cinematography
Jim Block
Still Photographer
Frances Reid
Additional Cinematography
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