Original language: French

Sur l'Adamant

"Adamant" is a unique day center located in the very center of Paris, on a barge floating on the Seine River. Adults with mental disorders can recover here and find reference points in time and space. With its working methods, the center's team tries to resist the decline and dehumanization of psychiatry felt in the country as much as possible. This documentary invites you to get to know the team and the patients who are rebuilding their lives every day.

"Another huge and well-deserved achievement of the documentary - after the "Golden Lion" at the Venice Film Festival, the "Golden Bear" of the Berlinale also went to the documentary film. The films of the French director Nicolas Philibert have always been characterized by sensitivity, love and respect for the people captured in them. This time, the director tackles a topic that is extremely stigmatized in society - psychiatry. He spent the entire summer documenting the barge's bright and open day center, where you can't immediately tell who's a doctor and who's a patient. The latter find a much-needed haven of peace here, and we listen to their conversations about living with the disease while acknowledging it, but not letting it define who you are." (Dovilė Grigaliūnaitė) 

<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"></font> Recommended for students from 5-12 grades.

Areas of education: moral, social education, general competences.

Topics for conversation after the movie: mental disorders, integration of the disabled, social environment, emotions and feelings.

Director: Nicolas Philibert
Subtitles: Lithuanian English
Year: 2022
Country: France, Japan
Runtime: 108 min
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