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ROBERT LEMELSON: Filming mental illness

  • Mary Baines

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, February 18 2013 | 11:47 am
ROBERT LEMELSON: Filming mental illness

PREMIUM ROBERT LEMELSON. Courtesy of Robert Lemelson American anthropologist Robert Lemelson has spent the last 20 years documenting the lives of the mentally ill in Indonesia through films — the first person to do so in the developing world.

One of the few documentary filmmakers to explore psychiatric conditions in a non-Western context, Lemelson has made over a dozen films in Indonesia. He has ...

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