Joris Lachaise takes us to Thiaroye, in a suburb near Dakar, to enter the psychiatric hospital accompanied by writer and filmmaker Khady Sylla who has been admitted there several times. Khady Sylla meets up with her doctor, familiar patients and others with whom she discusses the delicate issue of therapeutic methods and their link with colonialism. Through the latter’s experience of mental illness and treatments, the film seeks to explore the recent history of Senegal, the country’s independence as well as the decolonization of psychiatry.
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