A drop of sunshine', a 40 minute documentary on the life of a young woman from Pune diagnosed with schizophrenia and her recovery
[part 1; follow links upto part 4]
This movie by Aparna Sanyal about Reshma Valliappan [Resh Val] won the 2012 national award for the Best Educational / Motivational / Instructional Film.
Schizophrenia. It may be one word, but it immediately conjures up multiple connotations - mad, incurable, violent, suicidal, chemical imbalances, crazy, a lifelong condition, an inevitable dependency on Medicines. This film questions this negative mainstream view of the condition, and wonders if an alternative destiny for a person with a diagnosis is possible. It charts out the story of Reshma Valliappan, who now lives a fulfilling life, free of medicines. The film explores a controversial, but ultimately empowering, view of the condition, which a small minority of brave psychologists and psychiatrists are beginning to embrace across the world. It also proposes a contrarian approach towards treatment for the condition, where the patient is encouraged and equipped to become an equal partner in the process of healing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnuaOMwh6w0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGbkZuN45AM&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-jNWKGURHo&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ubDgzUoS3U&feature=relmfu