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Out of the Shadow

This very personal documentary chronicles the filmmaker's mother, Millie, and her family through Millie's battle with schizophrenia and her subsequent trials within the public health system.

Millie was just 25 with two small children, when she was first plagued with the symptoms of schizophrenia.  As mental chaos overwhelmed their mother, Susan and her sister Tina struggled to cope with her.  For years, the family's ignorance and shame kept Millie's behavior shrouded in a veil of secrecy.  When her children left home, Millie's life unraveled completely.  Now, after 20 years of transience and inadequate treatment, Millie finally has a chance to reclaim her life.

A story of madness and dignity, shame and love, this intimate film illuminates a national plight through one family's struggle and helps dispel the stigmas and misconceptions surrounding this harrowing illness known as schizophrenia.

This film will be shown in select cities nationwide in the coming months.  Check the listing below for more information:

Oct. 7       APA/Inst. Psych. Svces                        8:30 - 11:30 am
                Atlanta, GA

Oct. 8       California Psychiatric Assoc.                8 PM screening 
                Napa, CA


Oct. 19th  NAMI Dallas, TX                                   7 PM
                Scottish Rite Hospital
                2222 Welborn Street (at Maple Ave)
                Dallas, 75219


Nov. 4th    NAMI Iowa State Conf.                   9 am ­ 12 noon
                 Des Moines


Dec 6th     NAMI Oregon                     
                 Portland


NAMI state organizations and other groups interested in arranging showings for state conferences or other purposes may contact Susan Smiley at info@outoftheshadow.com or (310) 636-0116.

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