paul snowden

paul snowden
       DON’T SWALLOW EVERYTHING  a film about crises and psychotropic   each person can get into psychological crises. yet, mental disorders are experienced with stigma and shame, kept secret and shamefully hidden. „don’t swallow everything” breaks this taboo. for the first time, those experiencing psychosis and their relatives, as well as doctor and caregivers, meet in front of the camera. they narrate their experience with psychotropic drugs. healing or grieving? blessing or curse? a tragic conflict left unresolved until now. the documentary is a many-voiced narration of the risks and side effects of psychotropic drugs.  psychotropic drugs represent a huge market and an enormous business. but what do we know about their effects beyond clinical reserach and the pharmaceutical industry? twenty four individuals experiencing psychosis, their relatives and doctors meet in a room specifically created for the film. they speak about what was kept quiet: the subjective experiences with psychotropic drugs, the interior life. „don’t swallow everything“ is the second trialogical project from jana kalms and peter stolz. the documentary „room 4070“ already exhibited life with psychosis and how fascinating the change of perspective can be. the film allows us to look deeply at human existence and shows us what people in crises really need. never before have people shared themselves in such a way.    directors:  jana kalms, piet stolz, sebastian winkels  authors:  jana kalms, piet stolz  camera:  sebastian winkels  2nd camera:  harald mellwig  sound:  martin hertel, marcus jäger  editors:  sebastian winkels, frederik bösing  production design:  elena gosch, jule bünsche  costume design:  kathleen asmuss-pückler  producers:  susann schimk, jörg trentmann    awards:  dok.fest münchen (2015): in german-language competition, award by untertitel-werkstatt münster 2015   documentary, 86 min, hd, colour   © 2015 credo:film / iffe    webpage of the film    distribution company : credo:verleih gbr   purchase a dvd         

DON’T SWALLOW EVERYTHING
a film about crises and psychotropic


each person can get into psychological crises. yet, mental disorders are experienced with stigma and shame, kept secret and shamefully hidden. „don’t swallow everything” breaks this taboo. for the first time, those experiencing psychosis and their relatives, as well as doctor and caregivers, meet in front of the camera. they narrate their experience with psychotropic drugs. healing or grieving? blessing or curse? a tragic conflict left unresolved until now. the documentary is a many-voiced narration of the risks and side effects of psychotropic drugs.

psychotropic drugs represent a huge market and an enormous business. but what do we know about their effects beyond clinical reserach and the pharmaceutical industry? twenty four individuals experiencing psychosis, their relatives and doctors meet in a room specifically created for the film. they speak about what was kept quiet: the subjective experiences with psychotropic drugs, the interior life. „don’t swallow everything“ is the second trialogical project from jana kalms and peter stolz. the documentary „room 4070“ already exhibited life with psychosis and how fascinating the change of perspective can be. the film allows us to look deeply at human existence and shows us what people in crises really need. never before have people shared themselves in such a way.


directors: jana kalms, piet stolz, sebastian winkels
authors: jana kalms, piet stolz
camera: sebastian winkels
2nd camera: harald mellwig
sound: martin hertel, marcus jäger
editors: sebastian winkels, frederik bösing
production design: elena gosch, jule bünsche
costume design: kathleen asmuss-pückler
producers: susann schimk, jörg trentmann


awards: dok.fest münchen (2015): in german-language competition, award by untertitel-werkstatt münster 2015


documentary, 86 min, hd, colour


© 2015 credo:film / iffe


webpage of the film

distribution company: credo:verleih gbr

purchase a dvd