A Critical View on the Standard Treatment of Depressions
DROWNING is a short film I made for the municipal elections in Rotterdam, March 2018.
After doing over 50 interviews about the treatment of depression in the Netherlands with politicians, specialists, doctors and people who were or had been in a treatment for depression, I had shaped a clear opinion on this matter.
I translated it into this short film, using metaphors and personal stories all these people told me.
In my opinion, we have to give people a chance of an alternative treatment if they feel that is the best option or cure for them. Medication is, speaking of mild depressions, not the first solution. We should abandon the standard procedures we are used to and give people a voice in how they should and want to be treated. Especially when it is a mental condition.