Culture and mental health in Indonesia are featured in documentary film series
Professor Robert Lemelson highlighted in Tempo magazine
Published: Wednesday, August 01, 2012
A film series produced by cultural anthropologist and award-winning ethnographic filmmaker Robert Lemelson, an adjunct professor in UCLA’s Department of Anthropology, is featured in the June 24, 2012, English-language edition of Tempo, a magazine based in Indonesia. Lemelson’s six-part series, titled “Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia,” chronicles the lives of people living with mental illness and neuropsychiatric disorders in Java and Bali. For his efforts, Lemelson earned a Cine Golden Eagle Award and was nominated in the “Best Limited Series” category by the International Documentary Association.