The ability to see through the eyes of another holds the key to empathy, and I mean ‘see’ in its most expansive of definitions. And such empathy exists as a quality that might transform the complexion of everything. This film reveals the experience of a world through the eyes of paranoid schizophrenia.
Imagine your life, or your child’s life following its course and then an abrupt and brutal turn. The sudden onset of Schizophrenia. A violent shock to what was. A loss. At a loss. And a soul rendered desolate and alone.
‘It is like a miracle. I’ve got a son back that I thought I’d lost. We’re probably closer now than we’ve ever been but it did start in a difficult place.’ A film of hope and light from a seemingly dark and endless place.
This is a film, about the observations and original experience that led to founding of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. It leaves the viewer with an important question “How might you help those around you feel like they are not alone?”
A Portrait Series that has set out to capture the very human experience of Schizophrenia. Such experience might have something to show us all.
As time stood itself still, she walked towards the camera as if beckoned by something more powerful than the need to be seen. What happened next was as naked as naked can be. A courageous and utterly beautiful articulation of the sheer weight and terror of depression.
‘… I need to die. I so much needed to die’. These few minutes reveal something of the human experience so beautifully elemental that it might change you and you won’t know why. The film ends ‘… I always wondered what were the tears of joy, now I know’.