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The Resource Mr. Nobody, by Lyn Wright for the National Film Board of Canada, (electronic resource)

Mr. Nobody, by Lyn Wright for the National Film Board of Canada, (electronic resource)

Label
Mr. Nobody
Title
Mr. Nobody
Statement of responsibility
by Lyn Wright for the National Film Board of Canada
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Do mentally competent seniors have the right to neglect themselves and their surroundings to the extent that they offend the community? What should be done when reclusive or eccentric seniors refuse help? Do government agencies have an obligation to intervene? Mr. Nobody sensitively addresses these questions by focusing on quirky 65-year old, Jack Huggins. Jack has lived alone in his family's house ever since the death of his parents. A bachelor, he lavishes affection on a menagerie of cats. The house is crammed with discarded appliances collected from garbage cans. Jack's troubles began when his neighbors complained to the Health Department about the condition of his house. Health officials came and carted away his "junk". For a time Jack was certified incompetent and his financial affairs were monitored by a state-appointed trustee. He deeply resented this interference, having always functioned independently. "I never owed a person a cent and now I'm being treated like Mr. Nobody," he protested. Finally a senior advocacy agency had him re-assessed by a psychiatrist.In no other film have these legal, ethical and human issues been addressed so clearly and poignantly
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
  • College
  • Adult
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wright, Lyn
Runtime
36
Series statement
Filmakers library online
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Older people
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Mr. Nobody, by Lyn Wright for the National Film Board of Canada, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1784753
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 8, 2014)
Control code
ASP1784753/flon
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (36 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209662
  • (OCoLC)840840853
Video recording format
other
Label
Mr. Nobody, by Lyn Wright for the National Film Board of Canada, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1784753
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 8, 2014)
Control code
ASP1784753/flon
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (36 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209662
  • (OCoLC)840840853
Video recording format
other

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