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Children of Darkness (1983)

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A significant number of American children and teenagers - from all social backgrounds - suffer from mental disorders, schizophrenia, autism and emotional problems, leading them to isolation... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Peter Thomas Peter Thomas ... Narrator (voice)
Richard Kotuk Richard Kotuk ... Self - Reporter (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Brooks John Brooks ... Self - Child Care Worker
Billy Calhoun Billy Calhoun ... Self
Mary Calhoun Mary Calhoun ... Self - Billy's Mother
Gerald Davidson Gerald Davidson ... Self - Elan Psychiatrist (as Dr. Gerald Davidson)
Alice Dunn Alice Dunn ... Self - Elan Therapist
Kenneth Kaufman Kenneth Kaufman ... Self - Director of Treatment Services New York State Hospital (as Kenneth Kaufman Ph.D.)
Brian Mcanally Brian Mcanally ... Self
Jim Mcanally Jim Mcanally ... Self
Joseph Ricci Joseph Ricci ... Self - Elan Executive Director
Mark Williams Mark Williams ... Self - Child Care Worker
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A significant number of American children and teenagers - from all social backgrounds - suffer from mental disorders, schizophrenia, autism and emotional problems, leading them to isolation from society while treating their issues in mental health facilities. But there's no end in sight for those young individuals when they face obstacles and mistreatments in inadequate places under the supervision of careless and inexperienced professionals. The documentary follows some of those public mental institutions and another private center dealing with troubled kids and reveals what's wrong with their procedures, and the irreparable harm they cause in those patients. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Boring in the Second Half
15 January 2020 | by mrdonleoneSee all my reviews

There's something utterly desperating about seeing children being maltreated like that, but as long as the big hospitals steal all money from it's patients what's the use of complaining for real. Good sickening documentary. Screaming to the children has no positive effect!!!


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