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Kings Park: Stories From An American Mental Institution

Music by Elliot Sokolov; Directed by Lucy Winer

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KINGS PARK Trailer

Overview

Genre
Social Issues, Personal Doc, Human Rights, Human Interest, and Investigation
Synopsis

Elliot Sokolov's original score for the groundbreaking documentary film "Kings Park: Stories From an American Mental Institution," directed by Lucy Winer, produced by Wildlight Productions, Inc.
On June 21, 1967, at the age of 17, Lucy Winer was committed to the female violent ward of Kings Park State Hospital following a series of failed suicide attempts. Over 30 years later, now a veteran documentary filmmaker, Lucy returns to Kings Park for the first time since her discharge. Her journey back sparks a decade-long effort to face her past and learn the story of the now abandoned institution that once held her captive. Her meetings with other former patients, their families, and the hospital staff reveal the painful legacy of our state hospital system and the crisis left by its demise.
For more info: www.kingsparkmovie.com, www.elliotsokolov.com
music copyright (c) 2011 User Friendly Music. All rights reserved.

Stage
finished

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Wildlight Productions, Inc.
Country
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
2012

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