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A SHORT HISTORY OF MADNESS a film by Isabelle Hayeur
Art & essay : dance 27 minutes Original language : Silent film Québec, Canada 2014 Production : Les Productions du Golem A Short History Of Madness is a contemporary dance film. Traveling through time in six architectural scenes, it touches on key moments in the treatment of mental illness in Quebec, from the end of the 19th century to today. The film introduces us to six mentally ill characters who are interpreted by dancers. It then goes on to follow a woman, Jacqueline, who ends up on the street after losing access to psychiatric care as part of the de-institutionalization process in the eighties.