Weyburn: An Archaeology of Madness (2004)

90 min.History
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This program brings to life the fascinating and stigmatized history of the Weyburn Mental Hospital. Join a group of artists, performers, musicians, psychiatric nurses, former patients and audience members as they explore the abandoned institution where the word psychedelic was coined. Travel with them through the long corridors and emotionally charged rooms as they uncover the Hospital's history, myths and legends. The documentary, weaves together performance, art installations, the memories of former staff and patients and archival photos to bring alive the fascinating and stigmatized history of the Mental Hospital. This is the story of one Mental Hospital on the Canadian Prairie that reflects the history of similar institutions everywhere. Written By Steve Wolfson <wolfsun@sasktel.net>  Less

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