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The Resource One of five : families coping with mental disorders, by Justin Choma Zimmerman, (electronic resource)

One of five : families coping with mental disorders, by Justin Choma Zimmerman, (electronic resource)

Label
One of five : families coping with mental disorders
Title
One of five
Title remainder
families coping with mental disorders
Statement of responsibility
by Justin Choma Zimmerman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here are inspiring portraits of five families, each caring for an emotionally handicapped, or alcohol-addicted member. The love the family members feel for their disabled relatives is evident, as the film shows the joy, as well as the burdens their care imposes. Gammi is an elderly African American woman with Alzheimer s disease. Her family members are tolerant of her repetitive and often senseless babbling. They stroke and comfort her, and laugh fondly at her foibles.Michael is an eight-year-old with Downs syndrome. His mother, who already had two children, knew ahead of time that she would have a disabled child and chose not to abort. The family does not regret the decision, and, in fact, feels Michael is an important part of their lives.Shane is an impoverished teenager from Appalachia. His father left the family when he was young and his mother is a recovering alcoholic. Jenny, a college student, also has an alcoholic parent. It has not been easy for her to deal with confronting her mother about her alcoholism. Dale is a middle-aged paranoid schizophrenic. The family accepts the fact that he sometimes has bizarre visions. In a society in which multitudes of people share similar mental disorders and are abandoned by their families or their communities, these portraits are a reminder that patience and fortitude bring their own satisfactions
Awards note
  • Best Documentary, OUStuff, 2003
  • Best Non-Fiction Short, Chicago/IFP Film Festival, 2003
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
  • Iowa City International Documentary Festival
  • Long Beach International Film Festival
  • Next Frame Festival, 2003
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Choma-Zimmerman, Justin
Runtime
26
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcoholics
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Down syndrome
  • Mentally ill
  • Mentally ill
  • Schizophrenics
Target audience
general
Label
One of five : families coping with mental disorders, by Justin Choma Zimmerman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652672
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652672/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210242
  • (OCoLC)747799232
Video recording format
other
Label
One of five : families coping with mental disorders, by Justin Choma Zimmerman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652672
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652672/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (27 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210242
  • (OCoLC)747799232
Video recording format
other

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