Portrait of Schizophrenia

While researching an assignment on schizophrenia, we came across this poignant two-part documentary. In it, the late photojournalist Gary Wolfe and his brother, Roger, created a sensitive portrait of Lone Star Swan, a homeless man in San Francisco who was formerly a news reporter himself.

Less than 20 minutes in length, it shows Swan's current existence as well as a glimpse into his past, including interviews with his children and former wife. We highly recommend it, especially for showing the complexities of the illness for both the sufferers and their families.

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