Lemming Film


Aunt Els

What is normal and what is not? Filmmaker Saskia Gubbels follows her aunt Els who has, due to a judiciary authority, spend a year in psychiatric institute against her will. Now she slowly finds her way back home. What did her stay in this institute mean to her, how does she go back to her normal existence? A film about human dignity and the right to self-determination.


director Saskia Gubbelsrelease 2007length 50 minproducers Leontine Petit, Joost de Vriesbroadcaster NCRVdirector of photography Saskia Gubbels, Maasja Oomseditor Erik Disselhoffsound design Hugo Dijkstalfinanciers & funds VSBfonds, Fonds Psychische Gezondheid, Stichting Sluyterman van Loo, Stichting Voorzorg Utrecht, ThuisKopie Fonds