People in White

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An exploration of the complex relationships between doctors and clients in mental health care, from the clients' perspective. In a group therapy setting, nine people share their experiences with psychoanalysis, psychiatry and institutional care.

Intriguing questions of perspective and subjectivity emerge as the ex-patients inventively re-stage their memories. What the clients desire is empathy. What they don't have is power.

Also haunting is the unnatural imbalance of clinical boundaries: the doctors know their clients' innermost secrets yet the clients know nothing of their doctors. A fresh look at the most profound and perilous of human relationships.

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