Out of Mind, Out of Sight

Out of Mind, Out of Sight

                                Out of Mind, Out of Sight
| 1 h 27 min

This feature documentary profiles four residents of the Brockville Mental Health Centre, a forensic psychiatric hospital for people who have committed violent crimes. Four patients—two men and two women—struggle to gain control over their lives so they can return to a society that often fears and demonizes them. Shrouded in stigma, institutions like this one are places into which patients disappear from public view for years.

Four-time Emmy winner John Kastner was granted unprecedented access to the Brockville facility for 18 months, allowing 46 patients and 75 staff to share their experiences with stunning frankness.

For more background information on this film, please visit the NFB.ca blog.

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  • producer
    John Kastner
  • director
    John Kastner
  • writer
    John Kastner
  • producer
    Deborah Parks
    Silva Basmajian
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • editor
    Michael Hannan
  • director of photography
    John Westheuser
    Derek Rogers
  • location sound recording
    Doug Kaye
  • composer
    Bruce Fowler
  • researcher
    Nicole Rogers
  • supervising sound editor
    Stephen Barden
  • recording mixer
    Stephen Barden
  • sound effects editor
    Niall Collins
    Patton Rodrigues
  • graphics
    Mark Alberts

  • edosacha

    stunning insight in the illness of the mind.. it is direct, open and above all, compassionate.

    edosacha, 19 Dec 2019