the heart of madness

DVD - 2017 | Portuguese
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Returning to Rio de Janeiro, Dr. Nise Da Silveira returns to work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of the city where she refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock in the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take on the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she would start a revolution through painting, animals and love.
Publisher: Culver City, CA :, Strand Releasing Home Video,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Nov 19, 2017

Nise, a Brazilian psychiatrist, is someone you probably never heard of. Instead of locking mentally ill patients in the hospital, she attempts more humane methods. She attempts to add interesting activities, more freedoms, and craft times like drawing pictures. Based upon a true story, the artistic creations are incredible, but the road was rocky and often things got so out of control that you got to thinking that if this weren't a movie, Nise would get kicked out of the psychiatric profession. I searched the internet and found incredible paintings drawn by people that had been locked up in an insane asylum.


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