Roughly 1% of the population suffer from something called 'schizophrenia' yet there is little agreement about what this represents, what causes it, or how best to treat it. Despite thousands of research studies, if you've been diagnosed with this 'disease of reality', it is unlikely that anyone will have asked you about your experiences - these are not considered scientifically meaningful. All of these contradictions pose an important question: if schizophrenia represents a fault in reality, with whom does this fault lie? In THERE IS A FAULT IN REALITY, writer, director and psychotherapist Tom Cotton explores the stories of three people ? Jon, Peter and Jacqui, who?ve all battled with the diagnosis of ?schizophrenia? in different ways, with varying outcomes. Through them, we enter a detailed insider?s view of 'schizophrenia', which bears little resemblance to what we think we know. As their stories unfold, the voices they hear are revealed to have clear meanings, and to have identities that are anything but ?mad.?
THERE IS A FAULT IN REALITY is a moving, inspiring, often shocking story, which challenges myths and orthodox holy cows alike. This is an important film for both service users and people who work in the mental health field.
What people people said about the film:
'A moving and informative film about 'schizophrenia' - a real stigma buster.' Richard Bentall, Award winning author of Madness Explained and Doctoring the Mind
?This is one of the most important films ever made about psychosis.? Professor John Read, award winning researcher and co-author of Models of Madness, and Prejudice and Schizophrenia