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Luke Fowler, Bogman Palmjaguar, 2007. Image courtesy Luke Fowler and LUX

Luke Fowler, Bogman Palmjaguar, 2007. Image courtesy Luke Fowler and LUX

Events - Talks

Anti-Psychiatry and its Legacies

Part II

13 Feb 2013

 

6pm Screening: Luke Fowler, Bogman Palmjaguar (2007, 30’)

The subject of Fowler’s film is a trained conservationist and certified paranoid schizophrenic who is fighting a legal battle against this diagnosis. Featuring discussions with psychiatrist Leon Redler (a former colleague of R.D. Laing), this is a film about the injustices of contemporary psychiatric practice and also a portrait of the Flow Country, a remote area of rare blanket bog and wetland in Northern Scotland.

7pm Panel discussion

Live Steamed

With contributions from Duncan Double, Consultant psychiatrist Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and founding member of The UK Critical Psychiatry Network, a platform for debate, discussion, lobbying and publication to critique the contemporary psychiatric system. Alastair Morgan is Senior Lecturer in Mental Health, Sheffield Hallam University. Morgan's perspective encompasses critical theory and clinical practice, having worked as a qualified nurse in community adult mental health with marginalized and excluded groups. Angela Woods, Durham University. Woods is an inter-disciplinary medical humanities researcher and author of The Sublime Object of Psychiatry: Schizophrenia in Clinical and Cultural Theory.

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