Hauptinstitut für seelische Gesundheit (2019)
"I don't want to use the restroom. I'm afraid they'll use their computers to read information about me from my excrement." Sara is 27 and on a journey with no shoes, no money, no cell phone and no ID. She ends up in a psychiatric ward, where she is confronted not only with the diagnosis of "acute psychosis" but also with rules and measures that she cannot endure. In a scenic part, her experience of the clinic, based on the testimony of a real patient, is shown. In improvised scenes and documentary conversations, the psychiatric nurses also have their say.
A hybrid film about the subject of forced fixation in psychiatry.
Available as VOD: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/hauptinstitut
Nomination First Steps Award 2019
Honored with the Starter Film Award
of the City of Munich 2019