8 thoughts on “Films (English)

  1. I know you about myself, I’m Anwar from paestine I am 21 years old and studied psychology at Birzeit University, Can you help me to help my brother, my brother, at the age of 22 and suffering from psychosis, deals with drug therapy, but I want to help him to integrate more closely with the community. I watched some of the videos, which you mentioned that you are addressing cases without medication drew my view it.
    I hope that you will help me
    Thank you for your mighty

    • hello anwar—-hmm, i am not sure what i could do help you. i wish i could!! i am presently in south america and not on the internet much. i am not sure if your native language is arabic (i assume it is) but maybe if you post a comment in arabic on the arabic page you will find someone else who is likeminded in palestine?? just an idea. meanwhile—i send you great strength and wish you only the best!! daniel

  2. Hi Daniel, Thanks for replying so quickly. Not sure what you can do either, but it’s great to hear you’d be willing to be involved. No, I’m not in touch with Robert, Sandy or Dan. I don’t suppose you’d have contact details for them? You could email me at: jonhaynes@ridiculusmus.com if it’s easier. Thanks so much. Jon

  3. Hi Daniel, I’m from UK theatre company Ridiculusmus and we’ve recently produced a successful and somewhat controversial play called ‘The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland’ (http://www.ridiculusmus.com/shows/on-tour/eradication-schizophrenia-western-lapland/), which has toured the UK and been presented in Australia. As part of the research we watched your excellent film, went to Keropudas Hospital in Tornio and got ourselves invited to a dialogic practices conference in Hameenlinna where we met Jaakko and the team and performed an extract of the play. While there we also took part in a demonstration of an OD session as the characters from our play before an audience of several hundred psychotherapists (it went so well that the OD team are now using a film of it for training purposes). Mia Kurti and Pekka Holm also participated in a Q&A with us when we performed the show in London. Anyway, the point is we would love to bring the show to the States, if possible with the help of the British Council, who are very interested in facilitating events and promoting work that will stimulate public debate around important issues, as I think our show would (we’ve held many post-show discussions in the UK, and they’re invariably very lively affairs). I’m looking at the possibility of pursuing various contacts we have in your country (universities of Yale, MA-Amherst, and Bucknell, Pennsylvania etc) as well as making new ones. Was thinking of suggesting to the B Council a conference on OD organised around showings of the play, with people like yourself, Robert Whittaker and so on, as well as more conventional psychiatrists possibly opposed to innovative dialogic treatments like OD, on the panel. Is it something you’d be interested in being part of? Have you any suggestions of people I should contact? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Best wishes, Jon.

    • sounds great, Jon. I’ve actually heard of your play — congrats! So sure, I’d like to be a part of something if you did it in the USA, but I’m not quite sure what to do to help…. Are you in touch with Robert Whitaker about this? How about Sandy Steingard? Or Dan Fisher?

      Meanwhile, I’ve been working on an essay on Open Dialogue — along the lines of my thoughts about Open Dialogue five years after shooting my film. I’ll probably finish it in the next week or two and put it up online.

      looking forward to keeping in touch — Daniel

  4. Good morning Daniel from a warm, windy and threatening rainy Ireland. I am in the process of applying for a travel scholarship to visit the Open Dialogue team in Finland. As part of my application I need to show where I have made contact with the people in Finland. I have searched all the relevant websites but cannot seem to locate a contact name/email. Would you be able to help me out?

    Kind regards


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