14th January 2019

This Month at The Dragon Café – Start Well in 2019

IN CHAINS – UK Premiere – This Monday from 7 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café.
In Chains is a short documentary that comes out of a new collaboration between artists and mental health activists ‘the vacuum cleaner’ (UK) and Hana Madness (Indonesia). The film focuses on Istana KSJ (or informally The Palace) a radical and autonomous mental health community that is rebuilding lives in West Java (Indonesia). Many of those living at KSJ have previously been subjected to a practice of shackling, chaining or confinement (known as Pasung) because of their disability, some for decades. The film is a portrait of this community and its residents, and how it works to humanise those who have been denied their humanity.

We are delighted to welcome the vacuum cleaner for a discussion following the screening and also Sam Curtis from Bethlem Gallery to connect it to their Mental Health and Justice project.

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