Film I made
Latest Film – The Abandoned – Premieres 25/10/13 on Channel 4
My latest film follows a group of former psychiatric patients who are confronting their inner demons by heading back inside institutions to expose the horrific conditions they endured.
Here’s the preview:
“It’s horrible. They treat you worse than animal,” says a survivor of Mexico’s psychiatric institutions. He’s not wrong. Undercover filming at two homes in Mexico City reveals them as unbelievably degrading. Human waste lies in corridors and on walls. An old woman picks her way through it with a zimmer frame. Another woman tied to her wheelchair begs the visitors to loosen her ties. A young man with a disability wanders naked. These are the abandonados – mental health patients abandoned by their families and left at the mercy of a shambolic system. Reporter Ade Adepitan meets the disability activists of Collectivo Chuhcan who are campaigning for change.