Stigma

Canada, 1958

Film
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This film tells the story of a young woman who suffers a mental breakdown, recovers fully in a mental hospital and returns home. Instead of the understanding and support she most needs from her friends and associates, she is virtually ostracized. The film makes a plea for a change in the sort of public thinking that places a stigma upon people who have suffered from an illness of the mind rather than of the body. Cast includes Martha Choquette, Mickey Martin, Stanley Mellough, Marie-Louisa Holtz, Monique Chabot, Benoit Gerard.

Credits

director

Stanley Jackson

producer

Tom Daly

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:19:47:00

Colour

Black and White

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