Review of Afflictions by Journal of Royal Anthropological Institute

“Resisting psychiatric labels, on on the one hand, and cultural cliches, on the other, the films explore and counterpose political, biomedical, mystical, and familial frames, illuminating without ever reducing, respecting the essential ambiguity of human behavior…What more could one ask of an ethnographic film? …beautiful and moving accounts, humane in their focus, filled with subtle detail and aesthetically resonant…[Lemelson] provides living dramas, superbly shot images, and a complex moral framing, all set against a rippling seductive gamelan” – Andrew Beatty from the Journal of Royal Anthropological Institute, Issue 20