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Alternative views of depression: film screening Thurs. 10/10

Free film showing & discussion Oct. 10: views of depression you won't hear during "Mental Illness Awareness Week" (Oct. 6-12: the annual marketing blitz by psychiatry, pharmaceutical companies, and mainstream media)
Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:00 P.M. at the Autonomous Zone, 2129 N. Milwaukee, Chicago

Mad Lib Film Night:
Documentary Challenges The Dominant Medical View Of Depression

Mad Lib (madness liberation) will be showing _We Don't Live Under Normal Conditions_, a 1999 film by Bay Area filmmaker Rhonda Collins. This documentary is based on an intense and moving conversation by a diverse group of six people about their personal experiences of depression, suicidal feelings, and psychiatric (mis)treatment, placing personal traumas in a social context. This event is meant to complement and contrast with psychiatric/pharmaceutical industry events such as "National Depression Screening Day" (also on Oct. 10).

Collins and one of the film's interviewees, Sonja de Vries, went on to make _OUT: The Making of a Revolutionary_, about lesbian former political prisoner Laura Whitehorn.

The film will begin at 7:30 and be followed by discussion.
This event is free; literature about the psychiatric consumer/survivor movement and refreshments will be available.

For more information:
Katherine/Mad Lib, 773-227-9374
Autonomous Zone, 773-235-7370
The film's website is



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