In the 1970's, an Ontario woman was committed to a psychiatric institution because she was a lesbian. Reflecting remarkable courage and imagination, this tape is a powerful indictment of a mental illness system that treats lesbianism as a disease to be cured by drugs, shock treatment and incarceration. At times painful and disturbing, Still Sane's overriding theme is ultimately one of defiance and survival: we can maintain our choices, even in the face of literally mind-numbing oppression.

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  • Co-Director: Brenda Ingratta

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