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Title A sh'mal world : helping mentally-ill drug addicts
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 46 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Impish and twinkle-eyed, Sh'mal Ellenberg can joke about his chaotic work: helping mentally-ill drug addicts reclaim their lives. His clients are people like Kat, a hot-blooded women with insight into her mental illness, and Dale, a charismatic man with an unending drug addiction. Sh'mal can relate to his clients and their life on the fringes of society and never loses his cool when they throw tantrums or get evicted from their apartments. Yet, when faced with the choice to reunite with his estranged, alcoholic, and sometimes homeless son after a ten year disconnect, Sh'mal must come to terms with his own conflicting emotions about family, addiction and the struggle to fit into mainstream society
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Michelle Friedline in 2009
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Mentally ill -- Family relationships.
Drug addiction -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Mental illness.
Drug addiction.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Friedline, Michelle, film director
Ricks, Laureen, film director
Kanopy (Firm)