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Witness

Australia, 1994 (MIFF 1995, Documentary)

Director: Michael Buckley

In a maelstrom of confused childhood experi­ences and nightmarish memories half lost in an over medicated haze the story of John Harrowell emerges in this intense micro-docu-drama. Incarcerated for 27 years, John talks of being taken to the 'Sunbury Lunatic Asylum' as a child, the chance meeting years later of two other 'patients' who turned out to be his sisters, also institutionalised, and the attempts to rebuild a sense of family on the inside.

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