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October 13, 2014 by Phil Borges

CRAZYWISE: A documentary Film Directed by Phil Borges and Kevin Tomlinson

ThuptenA 20-year fascination with shamanism leads photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges to question how Western cultures define and treat severe mental disorders. CRAZYWISE is a feature documentary centering around Adam Gentry, a young man struggling with his sanity while trying to understand his diagnosis and cope with the many pharmaceutical combinations prescribed to him. In-depth interviews with renowned mental health professionals, anthropologists and survivors reveal insights on the nature of mental illness and how a new survivor-led movement is challenging a mental health system in crisis.

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