Les Années de la mise au monde
Daniel Karlin
1977 - 135 min - 16 mm - Couleur - France

First programme of a series of three devoted to the observation of "mental health" in France. In this first investigation, Daniel Karlin and Tony Lainé aimed to show the different ways, prevalent at the time, of viewing "abnormal", "crazy", "moronic" or "deviant" children. The first attitude encountered, illustrated through interviews with parents, the director of a Mental Health Institute and his staff, is that of accepting fate. The second is that of refusing that fate. Here we see parents rise up against the verdicts of traditional medicine.

Author-Director : Daniel Karlin
Photography : Lucien T. Msika, Francis Guibert
Sound : Jacques Pietri
Editing : Catherine Delmas, Hedi Helaoui
Delegate Producer : Antenne 2


Distributor : Ina (Institut National de l'Audiovisuel)