Modern societies can be quick to contain – and even condemn – those considered to be 'insane', the definition of which continues to change over time. Wang Bing's harrowing four-hour documentary, shot in a mental-health facility in China, captures how such views can lead to dehumanising forms of institutionalisation, writes Sarah Ward.
Additional keywords: incarceration, mental disorder, imprisonment, observational documentary, Yunnan, hospital.
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