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The very personal documentary chronicles the filmmaker’s mother, Millie who suffered from schizophrenia as she and the family endured the chaos of the mental health system as well as that of Millie's mind.
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SUSAN SMILEY´S SPEAKING
Susan is available for presentations along with screenings of the film. Click on photo to learn more about her keynotes, workshops and talks.
Praise for Out of the Shadow
“The most valuable training film I’ve ever used.”
“Shadow has grace and honesty. Millie Smiley is an object lesson in resilience and gratitude”
New York Times
“The best film about schizophrenia I have ever seen.”
Dept of Psychiatry
“A much-needed reminder that there are real people behind the statistics.”
Colorado Springs Independent
“I learned more by watching this film than all my psychiatry lectures. Thank you!”
“My father had the same illness. It was very healing for me to see someone else understood.”
“A rare glimpse…and an extremely effective tool for educating about serious mental illness.”