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NISE: The Heart of Madness

Directed by Roberto Berliner
106 min | 2015 | Brazil | Not Rated
Presented in Portuguese with English Subtitles

Open Captions Presented with Open Captions.

Cast: Julio Adrião, Flavio Bauraqui, Fabrício Boliveira

Post film discussion with Mayumi Shill, Utah Programs Coordinator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Based on the true story of Dr. Nise da Silveira (Glória Pires), a once-ridiculed psychiatrist in Rio de Janeiro. Pioneer of the anti-asylum fight, she refused to apply electroshock and lobotomy in the treatment of patients. She introduced patients to occupational therapy after —for some— a lifetime of prescribed isolation; and started a revolution filled with love, inspiration, art and madness.

Winner: 2015 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 @ 7:00 PM9:15 PM MDT