What's on Your Mind

Canada, 1946

Film
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Episode of Series “Canada carries on”.
Roughly contemporaneous with Hitchcock’s Spellbound, this NFB informational film is a survey of what was then the cutting edge of progressive psychiatry. Reflecting the new enthusiasm for pop-Freudianism in a North America seeking respite for it’s traumatised World War II veterans. Although punctuated by some lighter moments, the melodramatic music scoring reflects the film’s emotional tone. Although prone to many of the social prejudices of its day (witness gender politics), this film also provides an illuminating account of pioneering forms of psychodrama and child psychiatry.

Credits

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:10:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30390

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Ephemeral films

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Psychological aspects

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Drama

Drama → Psychodrama

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Acting out (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Child psychology

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychiatry

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychological tests

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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