CMH Seminar – December 8 12.30pm-1.30pm – “Breaking the chains”: An ethnographic documentary about human rights violations against people with mental illness in Indonesia

Presented by Dr Erminia Colucci
Monday December 8 at 12:30-1:30 pm in Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

During this seminar, Erminia will discuss the use of visual methods to research in global and cultural mental health, illustrated through examples from her recent “Breaking the chains” ethnographic photo/film documentary project. The documentary depicts the use of physical restraint and confinement of people with mental illness in Indonesia and the efforts to eradicate this practice that is known as ‘pasung’ in Indonesia but widespread also in other countries.


The audience is invited to watch the full documentary as part of the ‘Human rights in mental health’ event organized for the UN Human rights day on Wed 10th December, 4.30-9pm in Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Parkville.

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This seminar is free of charge. Visitors are welcome to attend. RSVP is not required.
A light luncheon will be served prior to seminar start
For more information contact Joy Yeadon at the Centre for Mental Health +61 3 8344 0710