Philadelphia Network


After diligent detective work and good cooperation with Bob Foss and the Swedish Film Institute it is with great joy and respect we now can announce that at the festival we will show the film Philadelphia Network from 1977 by Bob Foss and H. Å. Gabrielsson. In the film we follow R.D. Laing and his colleagues in their work with Community Houses in London. The film is one of the few available important historical documents of a time when a major movement existed to create distinct alternatives to conventional psychiatry. It is a document that shows people who by virtue of their knowledge, conviction and determination made it possible to at least for a time do something else. Something that went against prejudice and inhumane psychiatric care.

Read more about the film here.

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