Documentary "From Dusk to
Dawn" has been selected in the international film festival of i4d.
The short documentary is an attempt to depict the real life stories
of unfortunate victims of mental illness whose difficulty remains
invisible to the society. It is easy to identify the agony of a
person suffering from physical disability as we can see his
difficulty with our naked eyes. But a mentally ill person often
appears perfectly normal & it becomes difficult for the society to
understand where lies the problem, to understand their pain &
agonies of delusion, hallucination & other symptoms. So they
generally segregate themselves from the main stream of life.
The characters have been played by the affected individuals &
therefore it was really tough job for them to enact their own
difficulty that too in foreign language- English. In Of course the
suicidal role was enacted by the guest artist as suicide creates
tremendous stress on their minds The characters have been played by
the affected individuals & therefore it was really tough for them to
enact their own difficulty.
Computer being a machine they feel safe to experiment with. It
provides them ample opportunity to remain connected with the outside
world & share their feelings with other member of self help groups
through out the world. It also acts as a form of therapy & they can
overcome their symptoms through the active use of computer. Last but
not the least computer gives them economic freedom.