Bethel: Community and Schizophrenia in Northern Japan
Japan has 2.6 million people with registered psychiatric disabilities. Of that number, 345,000 are hospitalized in psychiatric wards. Some have been institutionalized their entire adult lives. When they leave the hospital, they find they cannot adjust to life on the outside. In mainstream Japanese society, they face discrimination, ostracism, social isolation, and forced rehospitalization.
March 2, 2008 Japan Premiere: Bethel: Community and Schizophrenia in Northern Japan. Feminist Active Documentary Video Festival Renren. Tokyo, Japan.
Sept 7, 2007 International Premiere: Bethel: Community and Schizophrenia in Northern Japan. Disabled People's International World Assembly. Seoul, Korea.