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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

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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