Did You Used to Be R. D. Laing?

Canada, 1989

Film
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Scottish psychiatrist, R.D. Laing, who died in 1989 shortly after this film was made, gained a reputation for his radical objection to conventional psychiatry. He opened the discipline to question in his books, “The Divided Self” and “Politics of Experience”. This video is a compilation of a series of public lectures and private conversations made by Laing shortly after his sixtieth birthday. He is revealed to be a charismatic and consummate storyteller who draws on his thirty-five years of pondering the fundamental issues of living, loving, suffering and healing.

Credits

production company

Third Mind Productions

co-producers/directors

Kirk Tongas

Tom Shandel

Andrew Feldmar

Duration

01:32:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302650

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Laing, R. D. (Ronald David), 1927-

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

People → Laing, R. D. (Ronald David), 1927-

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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