Uncover the dark secrets behind Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in this gripping documentary. We follow Tomas, a man desperately seeking a fresh start through ECT, as he embarks on a perilous journey navigating the controversial treatment. While some patients report improved mood and increased activity levels, others suffer from memory loss, emotional numbness, and devastating side effects.
This film delves into the critical debate surrounding ECT, exposing the stark divide in opinion among psychiatric staff and the global movement to ban the treatment. As we follow Tomas' harrowing experience, including his suicide attempt during treatment, we reveal an honest and unflinching portrayal of ECT's potential dangers and benefits.
Will ECT give Tomas the new beginning he so desperately needs, or will the notorious side effects destroy his life and those around him? Witness the heart-wrenching reality of a treatment that has been steeped in stigma and shame for nearly a century, and join us on this compelling and dramatic journey into the heart of a medical enigma.
HD or 4K, 5.1 sound
In post production.
To be completed 2023