There are approximately 5.7 million people in the United States with bipolar disorder. In an attempt to eliminate the mystery and misinformation surrounding the illness, many throughout the country diagnosed with this condition were interviewed extensively. They diligently explain the struggle to balance themselves between floating to a state of euphoria and sinking to a devastating depression.

In short, “Up/Down” is a personal analysis of bipolar disorder from those living with it. Looking for something with a more scientific or clinical angle? Try a textbook.

“Bipolar disorder is just one of many mental illnesses that is still highly stigmatized in our culture today, and ‘Up/Down’ could certainly be instrumental in changing that fact.” – Microfilmmaker Magazine, Issue 65

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  • Laura Williams

    This documentary was really good and brillant! It made me cry because I could relate so much to the stories because I have bipolar disorder. The interviews were candid, truthful,gut wrenching and relatable. Thank u to the director kyle.

  • Miss Trixie

    If they’re trying to give a rounded view of people with bi polar why did they use all the wacky type people to interview? Anyone could”ve picked the bi polar ones in a line up. The echo in the narrators voice is so cliche