Memory of My Face is part of a series of ethnographic films on severe mental illness in Indonesia, based on material drawn from 12 years of person-centered research by director and anthropologist Robert Lemelson. The film focuses on Bambang Rudjito, a university-educated Indonesian man in his late thirties diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. It explores the "globalized" features of Bambang's illness and recovery narrative - western psychiatric diagnostics and pharmaceuticals, work opportunities in a rapidly changing urban environment, participation in an interfaith religious community, and his family's understanding and acceptance of what Bambang describes as a "mental disability. " But it also considers aspects of Bambang's more complex, historically and politically shaded narrative, giving language and a deeper substance to his illness experience. Memory of My Face illustrates how the residues of colonialism and the pervasive influence of globalization affect the subjective ... Written by
An Indonesian perspective on madness in a globalizing world.
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Himself - Bambang
Bill Gates himself started in his garage, but he's been able to take over the world... What makes me feel a bit negative is that I just stay at home, my income is just a fraction of what my wife makes. That sometimes becomes a problem. Why, as a husband, can I not meet the needs of my family? She used to think I was smart... Now, she doesn't include me in making decisions... she thinks that it's useless even if she tries, I won't understand her anyway... I keep silent. I realize that I have ...