Psychology

Being Bipolar

Being Bipolar

The number of people with bipolar disorder has risen three fold in the last two decades. Three percent of us, that's nearly two million people in Britain today are thought to have this serious mental illness, but who are these people and what do they experience, what do they feel?In this film we see psychotherapist Philippa Perry, explore the nature of this disorder in an attempt to better u

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Shed Your Tears and Walk Away

Shed Your Tears and Walk Away is a harrowing real-life drama set in the beautiful but rural town of Hebden Bridge, in the United Kingdom. We follow filmmaker Jez Lewis as he travels back to his hometown for yet another childhood friends funeral, having already lost five friends to suicide.The film itself is very much a personal quest for understanding as to how so many of his friends have foun

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Autism: Challenging Behaviour

A film which dives into the controversy that surrounds ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) which is an intense intervention used to treat children who have autism, a lifelong developmental disorder which affects around 1 percent of the population in the United Kingdom.ABA uses a system of rewards and consequences to modify behaviour, it is based on the discoveries of psychologist B. F. Skinner an

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Why Did Andrew Cunanan Kill Gianni Versace?

In 1997 world famous fashion designer Gianni Versace was gunned down in the street. It was the culmination of a three month, two and half thousand mile rampage, and as the clock ticked the body count rose and with it. But one question remained, why had Andrew Cunanan a good looking and popular young man embarked on this devastating killing spree?The spree itself ended with Cunanan committing s

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Beware the Slenderman

Beware the Slenderman is a HBO feature length documentary which visits the strange incident where two 12 year old girls attempted to murder one of their friends. It was an effort on their part to appease Slender Man, a fictional monster who originated from an internet phenomenon known as "creepypasta". These creepypastas are horror-related legends or images that have been copied and pasted around

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I Want My Sex Back!

I Want My Sex Back! is the personal tale of three men who went under the knife in order to change their sex but who now years latter regret the permanent procedure. Through a number of interviews we hear how these individuals managed to come to terms with their disappointments and regrets.Billy  underwent sex reassignment surgery to become the woman as he had always felt he was one but this

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Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison

Red Onion State Prison is what is known as a "Supermax" prison, located on a secluded Appalachian mountaintop in Wise County, Virginia in the United States. It's sole purpose is to separately house inmates in their own 8’x10’ solitary-confinement cells, 23 hours a day for as long as deemed fit, some stretches however can span decades having all sorts of adverse effects on the mind of a human being

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The Lives I Lead: My Multiple Personalities

Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder as it is more commonly known as is a mental condition characterised by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states.This film shares Jessica's story with us, she suffers fromDissociative Identity Disorder and happens to have 6 alternate identities. They consist of a Hollywood actor; a doctor; a hairdresser; a 1

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Hunt For The Unabomber

Inside a primitive cabin located in Lincoln, Montana, one man declared war on the world, provoking the greatest manhunt in the history of the United States. From 1978 to 1996 he created explosive devices, destroyed lives and threatened a nation, how was it that one man managed to evade capture for almost two decades?Nobody in their right mind expected to find a man who had a PhD in mathematics

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