We are proud to be co-presenting BREAKING THE CHAINS at RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS on Sunday, November 8th at 6:00 PM at Workman Arts Theatre, 651 Dufferin St.
For tickets and information, please visit the Rendezvous With Madness website.
In Indonesia, a small team of mental health workers are attempting the impossible: to find and rescue the possible hundreds of people living chained in cages, an illegal but traditional practice for dealing with mental illness called ‘pasung’. But the country is dense with vegetation, roads practically non-existent, and the level of superstition high. For some of these families, the practice of pasung is based in the belief that that mentally ill are possessed by demons. For some of the victims, the cage and chains are all they have known. Following one of these teams on their seemingly insurmountable task, filmmaker Erminia Colucci plunges us literally into the incremental struggle to bring light, life and knowledge into a world of darkness.
Following the screening, there will a panel discussion about the film. Filmmaker Erminia Colucci will be participating via Skype.