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"All Divided Selves" Screening and Q&A with Director Luke Fowler

16 De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill Campus SE5 8AF, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Wolfson Lecture Theatre
16/10/2014 (18:00-20:15)

The Art of Psychiatry Society is pleased to present a film screening of "All Divided Selves” followed by a Q&A session with the director Luke Fowler and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) academics - Professor Antony David and Dr Vaughan Bell.

All Divided Selves explores the life and legacy of the controversial Scottish psychiatrist, R D Laing (1927-1989). Laing famously argued that normality entailed adjusting to an alienating and depersonalizing world. Thus, those society labels as 'mentally ill' are in fact 'hyper-sane' travelers. 

The film concentrates on Laing and his colleagues as they tried to acknowledge the importance of social environment and disturbed interactions within institutions in the aetiology of human distress and suffering. 

Using a collage of archival material the film portrays the vacillating responses to Laing's radical views and the less forgiving responses to his latter career shift; from eminent psychiatrist to enterprising celebrity.

This is an open meeting – all are welcome (including psychiatry trainees, service users, King's staff and students, and members of public).

For more information please see the Art of Psychiatry Website and @artofpsychiatry

Please note the film will be screened from 6 - 7.30pm and will be followed by a Q&A session and then a drinks reception. 

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