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Psychoanalysis and Cinema

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This may be a bit off topic, but I was intrigued to see that the Institute of Psychoanalysis are using film to look at “how the characters got involved in drugs, how society and the media respond to addiction, and how it affects work and home life”.

It seemed to me that this might be something that those involved in drug education may also be doing – although finding the 119 minutes to watch The Man With The Golden Arm and then to talk through the issues may be asking quite a lot.

Certainly drug education does often use video as a way of allowing children and young people explore issues, but as far as I can tell those aren’t usually mainstream films.

More details of what the Institute of Psychoanalysis are upto here.

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