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Culture and mental health in Indonesia are featured in documentary film series

Culture and mental health in Indonesia are featured in documentary film series

Professor Robert Lemelson highlighted in Tempo magazine

A film series produced by cultural anthropologist and award-winning ethnographic filmmaker Robert Lemelson, an adjunct professor in UCLA’s Department of Anthropology, is featured in the June 24, 2012, English-language edition of Tempo, a magazine based in Indonesia. Lemelson’s six-part series, titled “Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia,” chronicles the lives of people living with mental illness and neuropsychiatric disorders in Java and Bali. For his efforts, Lemelson earned a Cine Golden Eagle Award and was nominated in the “Best Limited Series” category by the International Documentary Association.

View full article from Tempo.

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